How Well Do You Know The History Of Switzerland?

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How Well Do You Know The History Of Switzerland? - Quiz

People often wonder how such a small country like Switzerland come to share so much with its numerous neighbors, such as language, sometimes culture, and customs. Well, one can only find out by learning about its history and the events that led it to become an autonomous and prosperous country like it is today. Try our quiz and find out if you know about its history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what year was Switzerland founded?

    • A.

      1291

    • B.

      1302

    • C.

      1209

    • D.

      1219

    Correct Answer
    A. 1291
    Explanation
    Switzerland was founded in the year 1291. This is the correct answer because it is the earliest year listed among the options. The founding of Switzerland is attributed to the signing of the Federal Charter of 1291, which established a defensive alliance among three cantons (Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden) in the central Alps. This event marked the beginning of the Swiss Confederation, which eventually expanded to include more cantons and evolved into the modern-day country of Switzerland.

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  • 2. 

    How many states did the old Swiss confederacy have?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    The old Swiss confederacy had 8 states.

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  • 3. 

    When was the Swiss peasant war?

    • A.

      In 1649

    • B.

      In 1650

    • C.

      In 1652

    • D.

      In 1653

    Correct Answer
    D. In 1653
    Explanation
    The Swiss peasant war occurred in 1653.

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  • 4. 

    When did the swiss confederacy become the Helvetic Republic?

    • A.

      By 1798

    • B.

      By 1889

    • C.

      By 1809

    • D.

      By 1810

    Correct Answer
    A. By 1798
    Explanation
    The Swiss Confederacy became the Helvetic Republic by 1798. This suggests that the transformation from the Swiss Confederacy to the Helvetic Republic occurred in or before the year 1798.

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  • 5. 

    When was the Swiss Independence re-established?

    • A.

      In 1815

    • B.

      In 1800

    • C.

      In 1805

    • D.

      In 1900

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1815
    Explanation
    In 1815, the Swiss Independence was re-established. This date marks the end of the Napoleonic era and the Congress of Vienna, where the major European powers recognized Switzerland's permanent neutrality and independence. The Swiss Confederation was formed, and it became a federal state with a new constitution. This event solidified Switzerland's status as a sovereign nation after a period of political turmoil and foreign influence.

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  • 6. 

    When did the Zuriputsch occur?

    • A.

      In 1837

    • B.

      In 1839

    • C.

      In 1840

    • D.

      In 1845

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1839
    Explanation
    The Zuriputsch occurred in 1839.

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  • 7. 

    Which communist figure resided in Switzerland until 1917?

    • A.

      Valdimir Roumanov

    • B.

      Rachmaninov

    • C.

      Lenin

    • D.

      Toltsoi

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenin
    Explanation
    Lenin resided in Switzerland until 1917. As a prominent communist figure, he lived in Switzerland during the early years of the Russian Revolution. Lenin used his time in Switzerland to organize and plan for the overthrow of the Russian government. He wrote extensively on Marxist theory and published revolutionary newspapers from his Swiss base. Lenin's residence in Switzerland played a significant role in his political activities and ultimately shaped the course of the Russian Revolution.

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  • 8. 

    When did Switzerland vote to join the  Schengen treaty?

    • A.

      In 2001

    • B.

      In 2002

    • C.

      In 2005

    • D.

      In 2008

    Correct Answer
    C. In 2005
    Explanation
    In 2005, Switzerland voted to join the Schengen treaty. This treaty allows for the free movement of people within the Schengen Area, which includes most European Union member states as well as some non-EU countries. By joining the treaty, Switzerland agreed to eliminate border controls with other Schengen member countries, making travel and trade between these countries easier and more efficient.

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  • 9. 

    In what year did Switzerland become a full member of the UN?

    • A.

      In 2002

    • B.

      In 2003

    • C.

      In 2004

    • D.

      In 2005

    Correct Answer
    A. In 2002
    Explanation
    Switzerland became a full member of the United Nations in 2002.

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  • 10. 

    In what year did Switzerland join the council of Europe?

    • A.

      1958

    • B.

      1960

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1965

    Correct Answer
    C. 1963
    Explanation
    Switzerland joined the council of Europe in 1963. The council of Europe was established in 1949 to promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe. Switzerland, being a neutral country, decided to join the council in order to collaborate with other European countries and contribute to the promotion and protection of these values. The year 1963 marks the point at which Switzerland officially became a member of the council of Europe.

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