Answers: What do you know about Switzerland?

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Some words about getting points:
Every right answer, known or guessed, gives you one point. If you answered right on all three parts of one question, you get one extrapoint, that is 4 points for this question. That makes the highest possible score of this quiz 40.

31 - 40 points: You are Swiss. And have good general knowledge.
24 - 30 points: Marvellous. Probably you have been to Switzerland a couple of times.
18 - 23 points: A good result. You can be satisfied.
13 - 17 points: All right. Your knowledge of Switzerland is about average.
07 - 12 points: It wasn't much. But you know probably, where Switzerland is situated.
00 - 06 points: Not enough. This deep one can't fall even from the Matterhorn.

The right answers:

Question 1: 1-3-4
The biggest city in Graubünden is Chur.
In Ticino the biggest city is named Lugano.
In Valais it is Martigny.

Question 2: 5-1-3
Pirmin Zurbriggen
Bernhard Russi
Paul Accola

Question 3: 5-2-4
Berne is situated on the Aare.
Basel is situated on the Rhine.
Zurich is situated on the Limmat.

Question 4: 2-6-5
In 1315 was the battle at Morgarten.
In 1525 the reformator Zwingli was active in Zurich.
In 1864 the Red Cross was founded.

Question 5: 3-4-5
Schwyz, Unterwalden and Uri founded the Swiss Confederation.

Question 6: 1-4-6
Wilhelm Tell shot the bailiff Gessler on his way to Küssnacht, because the latter had made him shoot an apple from his son's head.

Question 7: 2-3-6
"Heidi" was written by Johanna Spyri.
Gottfried Keller wrote "A Village Romeo and Juliet".
Friedrich Dürrenmatt is the author of "The Judge and His Hangman".

Question 8: 1-3-4
Appenzell is a canton in Switzerland, the Emmental follows the bed of the river Emme and Gruyère is a region around the Lac de Gruyère in the French part of Switzerland. But the Edamer comes from the Netherlands, Langres from France and Parmesan from Italy.

Question 9: 4-6-1
The Lauberhorn-race is held in Wengen.
The Einstein-House can be seen in Berne.
The Golden Rose of Montreux is the "Oscar" of TV-entertainment.

Question 10: 6-5-3
Milka is one of Suchard's products.
Frigor is marketed by Cailler.
Goldina is manufactured by Alprose.

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