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Switzerland Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of Switzerland.
Last updated: October 09, 2018
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Clue
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Capital city
Bern
Largest city
Zurich
Official languages
German
French
Italian
Romansh
Biggest lake
Lake Geneva
Famous mountain near Zermatt
Matterhorn
Apple shooter
William Tell
Alpine singing form
Yodeling
Switzerland is subdivided into
26 of these
Cantons
Longest river
Rhine
Clue
Answer
Major watchmakers
Omega
Rolex
Most famous tennis player
Roger Federer
Top food producer
Nestlé
Currency
Franc
Philosopher who influenced the
French Revolution
Jean-Jacques
Rousseau
Olympic host city
St. Moritz
Olympic headquarters city
Lausanne
Largest banks
UBS
Credit Suisse
Stereotypical clock with a bird inside
Cuckoo clock
Fictional woman
who personifies Switzerland
Helvetia
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level 49
Oct 7, 2013
Actually cuckoo clocks are from germany (black forrest to be precise).
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level 69
Oct 7, 2013
Nevertheless it is a Swiss icon. And I think more people would consider it Swiss than German.
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level 49
Oct 8, 2013
Yeah, believe me, I'm Swiss. Cuckoo clocks are definitely German. They're not even near to be a Swiss Icon. If you want an icon that's really Swiss take the Swiss army knife or the Toblerone Chocolate or Swatch watches. And my German coworker says the same.
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level 76
Oct 8, 2013
yeah I was thinking the same thing re: army knives as more representative than cuckoo clocks. When I think of cuckoo clocks I think of really elaborate ones with little wooden dolls dancing around the bottom in leiderhosen and blonde pigtails.
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level 69
Oct 11, 2013
Paternity of Cuckoo clocks is generally and correctly attributed to Black Forest Germany. However, having travelled around the world and being Swiss, I more often saw associated, even if by mistake, the Cuckoo clock to Switzerland rather than Germany. Scores of shopkeepers in Helvetia make a living out of this misunderstanding. Even Orson Welles did that in the 3rd man! And by the statistics most of the people can easily answer the question anyhow!
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level 29
Feb 1, 2016
Stereotypical...
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level 44
Oct 8, 2013
I put yodel rather than yodeling...
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level 69
Feb 1, 2016
I just added some more type-ins for "Yodeling" and "Romansh". The changes are currently pending. Just need the approval of QM to submit these changes.
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level 57
Feb 1, 2016
normal etiquette on points based quizes would be to accept yodel and yodelling
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level 47
Sep 22, 2014
I think something like Retroroman or retroromanic should be accepted an answer for romansh
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level 66
Feb 1, 2016
That's Rhaeto-Romance.
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level 49
Feb 3, 2016
Agreed, I tried everything from Rhaeto to Roman and everything in between.
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level 72
Jul 16, 2015
"National personification"???? Where do you start with a question like that? Not surprised that 5% have gotten it.
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level ∞
Aug 18, 2015
Since so few have gotten it, I made that question more explicit.
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level 75
Feb 1, 2016
Still didn't help me as I've never heard of her. Heidi was the only female I could think of.
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level 66
Feb 3, 2016
Couldn't Heidi be an acceptable answer?
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level 69
Feb 3, 2016
@Tummykong. No, as they are two completely different figures. Heidi is rather a literary character, whereas Helvetia has been more significant for Swiss history
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level 76
Oct 16, 2015
Please accept yodelling as well as yodeling.
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level 75
Jan 6, 2016
Agreed - quiz is very stingy on form and spelling.
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level 66
Feb 1, 2016
Please, some leeway on Romansh. Romansch, Rumansh, Rumantsch, Rumansch, Romantsch... good Lord, write a regex for it please.
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level 68
Feb 1, 2016
anyone else for Swiss Miss of instant cocoa fame? ;)
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level 28
Feb 2, 2016
As language should be also possible "Rhaeto-Romanic" for Romansh
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level 76
Jan 17, 2019
Rhaeto-Romance is the language family, I wouldn't have said it was specific enough.
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level 67
Feb 15, 2016
Turns out that Swiss Miss is not the top food producer. I just assumed they all ate mini marshmallows.
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level 19
Feb 19, 2016
1/24. I only got French as an official language.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2016
Missed apple shooter. Kept thinking about alcohol... I think I have a problem
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level 75
Sep 21, 2016
You made me laugh, though.
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level 46
Dec 4, 2016
"Franken" should be accepted because it's the german word for the currency and German is the language about 65% of the People speak in Switzerland
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level 71
Jun 3, 2017
I second that
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level 70
Feb 16, 2017
Missed Romansh. (ish that one alsho one of the romansh languagesh?) Tried Roma....and couldn't remember the rest. That devolved into guessing: semaphore, armpit farting, etc.
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level 70
Feb 16, 2017
Thought for sure that an alphorn would make an appearance in this quiz. (as a side note, my uncle blew his liver out playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" on an alphorn)
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level 27
Oct 10, 2017
"Lake Geneva" is not the official name of the lake, and calling it this way sometimes offend people in the area (as the lake does not belong to Geneva nor Geneva's culture more athan any other city). The real name of the lake is "Leman Lake".
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level 63
Dec 13, 2018
No it's not... Coming from Lausanne, I hate it too, but Lake Geneva is still the correct name in English... It is still better than the people of Geneva saying Lac de Genève in french :)
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level 26
Jan 3, 2018
I love Switzerland! 🇨🇭
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level 71
Feb 2, 2018
Me too!
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level 53
Aug 10, 2018
Bern is actually a federal city and isn't a De Jure capital of Switzerland. In the Swiss constitution, there is no mention of a capital city.
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level 71
Sep 14, 2018
This is 100% true, but if the clue would say 'Federal City', I bet only 50% would know the answer
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level 47
Sep 19, 2018
Romansh somehow doesn't seem to work anymore, I even tried copy pasting it from the answer, but it doesn't work..
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level 71
Sep 22, 2018
Same problem. It doesn't recognize Romansh.
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level 78
Oct 8, 2018
Agreed. This is still broken.
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2018
Fixed, thank you.
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level 78
Oct 8, 2018
I mean, Swiss Miss is a fictional woman who personifies Switzerland . . . right?
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level 56
Jan 29, 2019
Was I the only one who thought of Tag Heuer on the watchmaker question?