Do You Know Switzerland?

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Do You Know Switzerland? - Quiz

Switzerland officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It’s not very big but it’s famous for several things, which you’ll have to know in order to pass this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Of how many cantons is Switzerland consisted?

    • A.

      26

    • B.

      27

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      29

    Correct Answer
    A. 26
    Explanation
    Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons, which are semi-autonomous states within the country. Each canton has its own government, constitution, and laws, allowing for a high degree of local control. These cantons have varying sizes and populations, and they are responsible for areas such as education, healthcare, and taxation within their respective regions. The number 26 is the correct answer because it accurately represents the number of cantons that make up Switzerland.

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  • 2. 

    What is the population of Switzerland?

    • A.

      Between 7 and 8 million

    • B.

      Between 8 and 9 million

    • C.

      Between 5 and 6 million

    • D.

      Over ten million

    Correct Answer
    B. Between 8 and 9 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Between 8 and 9 million." This answer suggests that the population of Switzerland falls within the range of 8 to 9 million people. It implies that the population is not less than 8 million or more than 9 million, but somewhere in between.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the Switzerland's admission test to medical schools?

    • A.

      EMS Swiss Admission Test for Medicinal School

    • B.

      EMS Swiss Admission Test for Medical

    • C.

      EMS Swiss Admission Test for Medicine

    • D.

      There's no such thing

    Correct Answer
    C. EMS Swiss Admission Test for Medicine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "EMS Swiss Admission Test for Medicine." This test is the admission test for medical schools in Switzerland. It is specifically designed to assess the knowledge and skills of aspiring medical students and determine their eligibility for admission into medical programs.

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  • 4. 

    What percentage of Switzerland is covered by mountain ranges?

    • A.

      90 percent

    • B.

      50 percent

    • C.

      85 percent

    • D.

      70 percent

    Correct Answer
    D. 70 percent
    Explanation
    Approximately 70 percent of Switzerland is covered by mountain ranges. This means that a significant portion of the country is occupied by the Alps and other mountainous areas. The Swiss Alps are world-renowned and attract tourists from all over the globe. The mountainous terrain not only adds to the country's natural beauty but also offers various recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, and mountaineering. The Swiss landscape is characterized by its stunning peaks, valleys, and lakes, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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  • 5. 

    What other mountain range, along with Alps, runs through the country?

    • A.

      Jura Mountains

    • B.

      Pyrenees

    • C.

      Ural

    • D.

      Andes

    Correct Answer
    A. Jura Mountains
    Explanation
    The Jura Mountains run through the country along with the Alps.

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  • 6. 

    What is the judicial capital of Switzerland?

    • A.

      Bern

    • B.

      Lausanne

    • C.

      Geneva

    • D.

      Basel

    Correct Answer
    B. Lausanne
    Explanation
    Lausanne is the correct answer because it is the judicial capital of Switzerland. While Bern is the political capital and Geneva is the diplomatic capital, Lausanne is specifically recognized as the judicial capital. It is home to the Federal Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country and plays a crucial role in Switzerland's legal system.

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  • 7. 

    What small country is sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria?

    • A.

      Andorra

    • B.

      Monaco

    • C.

      Liechtenstein

    • D.

      Luxembourg

    Correct Answer
    C. Liechtenstein
    Explanation
    Liechtenstein is a small country that is located between Switzerland and Austria. It is known for its picturesque landscapes and mountainous terrain. Despite its size, Liechtenstein has a strong economy and is known for its high standard of living. It is a constitutional monarchy and has a close relationship with Switzerland, using the Swiss franc as its currency.

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  • 8. 

    What is the French name for Lake Geneva?

    • A.

      Lac Constance

    • B.

      Lac Lausanne

    • C.

      Lac Louis

    • D.

      Lac Leman

    Correct Answer
    D. Lac Leman
    Explanation
    Lac Leman is the correct answer because it is the French name for Lake Geneva. The word "Lac" means "lake" in French, and "Leman" refers to the name of the lake. Therefore, Lac Leman is the appropriate French name for Lake Geneva.

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  • 9. 

    What major river that flows to the North Sea, rises in Switzerland?

    • A.

      Rhine

    • B.

      Weser

    • C.

      Danube

    • D.

      Rhone

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhine
    Explanation
    The Rhine is the correct answer because it is a major river that flows to the North Sea and originates in Switzerland. The Rhine is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe, passing through several countries including Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. It is known for its scenic beauty and plays a significant role in transportation, trade, and tourism in the region.

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  • 10. 

    What is the name given to the warm, dry wind that occasionally blows in the Alps in winter?

    • A.

      Sirocco

    • B.

      Foehn

    • C.

      Chinook

    • D.

      Mistral

    Correct Answer
    B. Foehn
    Explanation
    The warm, dry wind that occasionally blows in the Alps in winter is called the foehn. This wind is a result of moist air being forced up and over a mountain range, causing it to cool and release precipitation on one side, and then warm and dry as it descends on the other side. The foehn wind is known for its ability to rapidly melt snow and raise temperatures, providing relief from the cold winter weather in the Alps.

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