The Alpine by bdunn02

Champion(s):

WhitmireS
The Cheops close at half past five.


Runner(s)-Up:

FryedBetaKappa
Don't read this.


Quiz Description

Where by "alpine", I mean "Alpine". Sure, a few geography questions, but we also hit some language, history, sport, botany, theater, uh, graphic design, anthropology maybe?, ... Something for everyone -- or at least for many different people. Have fun with it, and enjoy high places.

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Questions:

While they were once popular throughout the Alpine region, the wearing of Lederhosen is now primarily restricted to Bavaria. Translate Lederhosen into English.

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Leather Pants

What city, with a population of 140,000 human residents and four bears, functions as the capital of Switzerland?

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Bern

What is the common name of the wildflower shown in the image linked below, Leontopodium alpinum.

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Edelweiss

What Swiss folk hero and subject of a Gioacchino Rossini opera based on a Friedrich Schiller play is revered for having assassinated a tyrannical Habsburg reeve (at range)?

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William Tell

There are 29 peaks in the Alps that top 4,000 meters. One of those is the Matterhorn (4,478m). Another, the second-highest peak in Europe at 4,809m, lends its name to a pen. Name this other peak.

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Mont Blanc

Fill in the blank to complete the following ordered list: Slalom, Giant Slalom, _____, Downhill.

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Super Giant Slalom (Super-G)

What confectionary brand is known for its depictions of a Swiss Braunvieh and its copious use of Pantone 2665C (roughly equivalent to 7c55c7 in hexadecimal RGB)? (edited at 10:06 am, June 14, 2016 (CDT))

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Milka

Built beneath the Franco-Swiss border, by what three-word name (or corresponding three-letter abbreviation) is the world's "single largest machine", with a 17-mile circumference and built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, best known (in English)?

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Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Kehlsteinhaus, which nowadays serves as a beer garden and restaurant for tourists, was built on a ridge above the town of Berchtesgaden as a 50th birthday gift for what potentate?

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Adolf Hitler

Shown in the image linked below, what city, capital of the Piedmont, is home to Juventus F.C., which won its league in the most recent season?

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Turin (Torino)

International vehicle registration code letters once graced white ovals on the backs of European cars (today, they're mostly found on license plates). For instance, Germany's code is D (for Deutschland) and Italy's is I (for Italia). Give the code for either Austria or Switzerland.

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A, CH

Found by two German tourists in 1991 in the Ötztal Alps near the Austrian-Italian border, the glacier-mummified man shown in the image below is theorized to have died from an arrow wound suffered 5,000+ years earlier. By what four-letter name is he perhaps best known?

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Ötzi