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Earlier this week I wrote about Quiz Night at Mr. Pickwick’s Pub where I go with a group of friends from the AIWC. In celebration of our Club’s 60th Anniversary, we kicked off our special 2018 events with Trivia Night at our Clubrooms highlighting Influential Women over the last 60 years, Sports, Food and Drink, etc.

I thought it might be fun to share a few rounds of the Swiss Trivia on our blog.

Round 1: Swiss Mountains, Lakes and Rivers

  1. What is the longest, wholly Swiss river?
  2. Which Swiss monetary note lists the over 4,000 meter mountain peaks?
  3. One of the highest permanent astronomical observatories is located on what mountain?
  4. What is the largest, Swiss contained lake?
  5. What sport is featured on Disneyland’s Matterhorn ___________ ride?
  6. The new Gotthard base tunnel is the worlds longest and __________ rail tunnel.
  7. Piz Gloria featured in James Bond’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. What does Piz mean?
  8. This dog is credited for having saved over 40 people along the Saint Bernard pass. What’s his name?
  9. Name the largest Alp glacier.
  10. What is the name of Switzerland’s highest mountain peak?

Round 2: Swiss Cantonal Flags

Quiz of Cantonal FlagsRound 3: Swiss Sports

  1. The Cresta Run near St. Moritz is known as one of the world’s few natural runs and is dedicated to skeleton racing. What sport is this referring to?
  2. What is Roger Federer’s mother tongue?
  3. Switzerland’s most famous sailboat racing team, Alinghi, won the coveted America’s Cup trophy twice back-to-back; first in 2003 and then in 2007.  Which country or countries did Switzerland defeat?
  4. Name the North American exhibition sports team that performs approximately 450 events annually worldwide, combining theater, comedy and sensational game plays.  They last appeared in Geneva in May, 2016 at the Arena.
  5. The Bol d’Or Regatta, held on Lake Geneva every June, is the world’s largest inland lake sailing race. It began in 1939. In 2017, over 500 boats participated covering the full distance of the lake from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back.  How many kilometers is this race?
  6. Which Geneva sports team performs the security line at the departure of the Course de l’Escalade every year?
  7. In what team sport did a local athlete from Puplinge win the Gold for Switzerland at the Summer Olympics in 2016?
  8. The Winter Olympics where hosted twice in what Swiss village?
  9. What Swiss naturalized tennis player spent a total of 209 weeks as the women’s singles world # 1 player?
  10. The traditional Swiss sport Schwingen resembles what sport?

ANSWERS:

Swiss Mountains, Lakes and Rivers

  1. What is the longest wholly Swiss river? The Aare.
  2. Which Swiss monetary note lists the over 4,000 meter mountain peaks? CHF 50 bill.
  3. One of the highest permanent astronomical observatories is located on what mountain? Jongfraujoch.
  4. What is the largest, Swiss contained lake? Lac Neuchâtel.
  5. What sport is featured on Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsledride?
  6. The new Gotthard base tunnel is the worlds longest and deepestrail tunnel. (2.3 kilometers below Piz Vatgira. The train goes 250km/h)
  7. Piz Gloria featured in James Bond’s Her Majesty’s Secret Service. What does Piz mean? Peak in Romansch.
  8. This dog is credited for having saved over 40 people along the Saint Bernard pass. What’s his name? Barry.
  9. Name the largest Alp glacier. Aletch Glacier.
  10. What is the name of Switzerland’s highest mountain peak? Monta Rosa 4,633m.

Swiss Cantonal Flags (in local language)

Cantonal flag answers

Sports

  1. The Cresta Run near St. Moritz is known as one of the world’s few natural runs and is dedicated to skeleton racing. What sport is this referring to? Tobogganing
  2. What is Roger Federer’s mother tongue?  English because his mother is from South Africa.
  3. Switzerland’s most famous sailboat racing team, Alinghi, won the coveted America’s Cup trophy twice back-to-back; first in 2003 and then in 2007.  Which country or countries did Switzerland defeat?  New Zealand. The first time in Auckland, New Zealand and the second time in Valencia, Spain.
  4. Name the North American exhibition sports team that performs approximately 450 events annually worldwide, combining theater, comedy and sensational game plays.  They last appeared in Geneva in May, 2016 at the Arena.  The Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Team
  5. The Bol d’Or Regatta, held on Lake Geneva every June, is the world’s largest inland lake sailing race. It began in 1939. In 2017, over 500 boats participated covering the full distance of the lake from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back.  How many kilometers is this race?   123 km round trip.
  6. Which Geneva sports team performs the security line at the departure of the Course de l’Escalade every year? The Seahawks American Football team of Geneva.
  7. In what team sport did a local athlete from Puplinge win the Gold for Switzerland at the Summer Olympics in 2016? Rowing Men’s Lightweight Four.  Lucas Tramer who rows for the Club d’Aviron in Vésenaz, along with Simon Schurch, Simon Niepmann and Mario Gyr.
  8. The Winter Olympics where hosted twice in what Swiss village? St. Moritz in 1928 and 1948.
  9. What Swiss naturalized tennis player spent a total of 209 weeks as the women’s singles world # 1 player? Martina Hinges.
  10. The traditional Swiss sport Schwingen resembles what sport? Wrestling.

We are a group of international women living in Geneva, Switzerland. If you would like to learn more about our activities and excursions, visit our website at http://www.aiwcgeneva.org/

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