The Big Swiss Quiz 2020: all the questions

December 20, 2020, 1 Comment

My Big Swiss Quiz was a big success, especially for the prizewinners. It’s too late to win any a prize but if you missed the quiz, now you can simply do it for fun.

Thirty questions and each answer is a whole number (no fractions or decimal points). By the end, you’ll have 30 numbers. Add them together and that’s your total.

  • 1. Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest station. How high up is it (in metres)?
  • 2. And in which year did it open to passengers?
  • 3. The convent of St John in Müstair is a Unesco World Heritage Site. How many sites does Switzerland have on the World Heritage List?
  • 4. There are now three female Federal Councillors but how many have there been in total?
  • 5. Appenzell is capital of the smallest canton in terms of population but what is that canton’s land area (in km²)?
  • 6. Young Boys of Bern are the current Swiss football league champions. How many times have they won in total?
  • 7. The Therme spa in Vals has a number in its official name: what number?
  • 8. And at what temperature does the water come out of the St Peter spring?
  • 9. The Jet d’Eau is the symbol of Geneva. How tall is the fountain?
  • 10. How many times has Switzerland hosted the Olympic Games?
  • 11. In which year did Schaffhausen join the Swiss Confederation?
  • 12. Switzerland borders on five countries: how long is the longest of those borders (in km)?
  • 13. The Titlis Rotair is a rotating cable car. What is the elevation of the top station (in metres)?
  • 14. And how high is the summit of Mt Titlis itself?
  • 15. Federal Parliament in Bern has two chambers: how many seats in both together?
  • 16. Roger Federer’s first Grand Slam win was at Wimbledon but in which year?
  • 17. Swiss intercity trains all now have numbered routes so which number is the IC from Basel to Lugano?
  • 18. How many stars are on the cantonal flag of Valais?
  • 19. Schilthorn featured in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In which year was the film released?
  • 20. And how many times did George Lazenby play James Bond?
  • 21. What is the height of the Landwasser Viaduct in Graubünden?
  • 22. Switzerland last won Eurovision with Celine Dion but in which year?
  • 23. How tall (in metres) is the guardian angel in Zurich main station?
  • 24. How long is the Gotthard Base Tunnel (in km)?
  • 25. Lago Maggiore is Switzerland’s lowest point so how low is it (in metres)?
  • 26. If A is worth1, B 2, C 3 etc, what is sum of adding the letters of Ticino together?
  • 27. What is the PLZ (postcode/zip code) for Basel’s Rathaus?
  • 28. What percentage of Switzerland’s population are foreigners?
  • 29. Neuchatel was a principality for years. When did it become a canton?
  • 30. What is the official Pantone number for the red on the Swiss flag?

How did you do? You can find out all the answers tomorrow.

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