Switzerland Trivia QuizPrintable Trivia Questions About Switzerland
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What is the largest lake in Switzerland?
a. Lake Geneva
b. Lake Thun
c. Lake Maggiore
d. Lake Constance
Lake Geneva - Lac Leman is the customary name of the lake in French.
Which 1515 battle ended the so-called heroic epoch of Swiss history?
a. Battle of Nefels
b. Battle of Calven
c. Battle of Sempach
d. Battle of Marignano
Battle of Marignano - The battle was fought in Italy and was a French victory.
What is the largest canton of Switzerland?
Graubunden - Graubunden is home to three of Switzerland's ethnic groups and the subsequent languages of Swiss German, Italian and Romansh are all native to the state.
Andreas Vollenweider is a Swiss famous for playing which musical instrument?
Harp - Vollenweider received the first New Age music Grammy for the 1986 album Down to the Moon.
Name the longest river that is entirely in Switzerland.
Aare - Aare is about 183 miles in length.
The Palace of Nations, the second biggest centre for the United Nations after New York, is in which Swiss city?
Geneva - Switzerland did not become a member of the UN until 2002.
Host to the World Economic Forum, which Swiss city is the highest city in Europe?
a. St. Gallen
c. La Chaux-de-Fonds
Davos - The World Economic Forum is an annual meeting of global political and business elites held in Davos, which has a population of around 11,000.
What is the biggest university in Switzerland?
a. University of Lausanne
b. University of Zurich
c. University of Basel
d. University of Geneva
University of Zurich - Founded in 1833, it was the first university in Europe to be founded by the state rather than a monarch or church.
Which Swiss physicist designed the bathyscaphe?
a. Auguste Piccard
b. Jack Steinberger
c. Felix Bloch
d. Heinrich Rohrer
Auguste Piccard - Piccard was the inspiration for Professor Cuthbert Calculus in The Adventures of Tintin.
Also known as Swiss wrestling, what is the name for this style of folk wrestling native to Switzerland?
Schwingen - Wrestlers wear Schwingerhosen (wrestling breeches) with belts that are used for taking holds.
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Peter Zumthor are Swiss famous in which field?
Architecture - Herzog and de Meuron won the Pritzker Prize in 2001 a year after converting the Bankside Power Station to the new home of Tate Modern.
Which of the following mountains located in Switzerland is the highest?
a. Monte Rosa
Monte Rosa - Monte Rosa is 4634 meters high.
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