Things I learned in Switzerland by RalliP

Champion(s):

BillPennington
Baw pen yang


Runner(s)-Up:

scbantam
Ours but to do or die!


Quiz Description

I have spent the past several months working for a Swiss university. Here is a quiz that would have been related to my travels, but is instead mostly about things I ate, walked past near my house, or googled.

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Questions:

From seeing this coronavirus solidarity flag, I learned that "Nus" is the word for "us" in what language, which is predominantly spoken in the mountain canton Graubünden?

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Romansch

Switzerland probably originated as an alliance against Austrian rule. According to legend, what national hero started a rebellion by killing the Austrian official Albrecht Gessler?

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William Tell

What is Switzerland's two-letter internet country code, an initialism of its Latin name?

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.ch

I walked many times past the Bois-de-Vaux cemetery. It contains the grave of what French person, who is associated with this logo?

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Coco Chanel

The federal election of 1971 was the first to include what feature, which had long been common in almost every other country in Europe and was more than 50 years old in the United States?

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women's suffrage

I did not get to travel around Switzerland by railroad, but I did download for my phone the Swiss version of what board game? In this version you can also score points by connecting your network to various neighboring countries, along with the traditional method.

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Ticket to Ride

A cultural dividing line between German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland is known as a _____graben, named for what Bernese breakfast food consisting of potatoes grated, shaped into patties, and fried?

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Rösti

What novel was first developed in Geneva as part of a "ghost story" writing exercise? At the time its author was housebound at the home of Lord Byron and John Polidori due to extremely poor weather.

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Frankenstein

What is Switzerland's newest canton, which separated from Bern in 1979? It is located in and shares its name with Switzerland's northern mountain range, which also is, indirectly, the namesake of a Chris Pratt film franchise.

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Jura

As I was discouraged from leaving my house, I had many opportunities to watch Inspecteur Barnaby, a long-running British detective show dubbed into French. What is the English-language name for this show?

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Midsomer Murders

What is the French name of Lake Geneva, deriving from an ancient Greek word meaning "port"?

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Léman

I was extremely amused to learn that Wankdorf was the name of a prominent building. What function did Wankdorf serve?

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(soccer) stadium