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Guest 31.07.2015 17:53

Ultimate Swiss Quiz
 
https://www.playbuzz.com/newlyswisse...ional-day-quiz

I got 4 out of 10 and, of those 4, 3 were guesses.

I never claimed to be the sharpest knife in the drawer :D.

How did you do?

Sbrinz 31.07.2015 18:01

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7 right.

tigereyeali 31.07.2015 18:10

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3 out of 10,


I used 50/50, Phone a Friend and Ask the Audience.

Mélusine 31.07.2015 18:13

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3 right, and 2 were guesses...


...and I'm Swiss...

Slaphead 31.07.2015 18:13

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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2427086)
7 right.

Same here, 7 right.

The "top of the world" and the football questions stumped me.

By the way, there are only 9 questions.

Guest 31.07.2015 18:19

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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2427098)
By the way, there are only 9 questions.

I counted 10. Granted, Maths aren't my forte either...

Deep Purple 31.07.2015 18:23

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Seven for me as well. Not too bad for a visitor ;)

Slaphead 31.07.2015 18:25

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2427102)
I counted 10. Granted, Maths aren't my forte either...

Actually you're right - it only shows 9 at the top of the screen though. Your maths is better than mine ;)

Guest 31.07.2015 18:26

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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2427106)
Actually you're right - it only shows 9 at the top of the screen though. Your maths is better than mine ;)

So, 7 out of 9, eh? Nice! ;)

Sbrinz 31.07.2015 18:27

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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2427106)
Actually you're right - it only shows 9 at the top of the screen though. Your maths is better than mine ;)

Then you need to do the upgrade to Windows 10.

Slaphead 31.07.2015 18:27

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Originally Posted by Deep Purple (Post 2427105)
Seven for me as well. Not to bad for a visitor ;)

So six guessed, and the one about the fire at Montreux was a dead cert ;)

Ace1 31.07.2015 18:32

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7/10 for me too.

But I did learn something - I always thought that Ursula Andress was Swedish, so much that I had google to confirm, cos I didn't believe the quiz.

Sbrinz 31.07.2015 18:33

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Originally Posted by Deep Purple (Post 2427105)
Seven for me as well. Not to bad for a visitor ;)

Agreed, not bad. But the most recent question was about an event in 1971, so living abroad hasn't hindered your ability.

But if the quiz had asked "What percentage of subsidy did the SBB / CFF /FFS enjoy in 2014?" - that would be a relevant question for the National Holiday.

k_and_e 31.07.2015 18:35

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7 right.
Shame on me: i failed "smoke on the water":msnblush:.

hannah'sauntie 31.07.2015 18:37

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2427080)
https://www.playbuzz.com/newlyswisse...ional-day-quiz

I got 4 out of 10 and, of those 4, 3 were guesses.

I never claimed to be the sharpest knife in the drawer :D.

How did you do?

I got 6.

Hope you got number 3 correct Miss Marple.

st2lemans 31.07.2015 18:43

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Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2427086)
7 right.

Likewise, only one a guess (the St. Moritz one)

I missed the ZH-Baden line, the world cup (as if I care about soccer), and the Escher-SKA one.

Tom

Guest 31.07.2015 18:43

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Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 2427119)
I got 6.

Hope you got number 3 correct Miss Marple.

I did!!!

That was my one and only dead cert :band:


I'm basking in my ignorance.

Belgianmum 31.07.2015 18:54

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8 here but a few were lucky guesses based on vague memories.

Sbrinz 31.07.2015 19:12

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Ursula Andress is from the Bern region, Ostermundigen. Michelle Hunziker, the other famous Swiss blonde also comes from Ostermundigen.

Deep Purple 31.07.2015 19:14

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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2427109)
So six guessed, and the one about the fire at Montreux was a dead cert ;)

Actually, only one guess out of the seven :D

Downerbuzz 31.07.2015 19:19

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8 correct. Considering I despise James Bond, I think that'll do.

Clumsy Maman 31.07.2015 20:08

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I got 6! :msnnerd:

stephen_NE 31.07.2015 20:29

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9 out of 10, got the Nobel prizewinner wrong. A couple of the right answers were guesses.

RetiredInNH 31.07.2015 20:53

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Five right, one wrong, four did not even bother to guess.

Guest 31.07.2015 21:01

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Originally Posted by Clumsy Maman (Post 2427158)
I got 6! :msnnerd:

What! You've been here for all of 2 weeks!

Cleverclogs.


:D

Clumsy Maman 31.07.2015 21:10

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2427180)
Cleverclogs.
:D

The "clever" comes from my glasses, and the "clogs" from the Dutch husband :D. Nothing to do with the mushy brain ;o)

Deep Purple 31.07.2015 21:17

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How is your knowledge of the Geography of Switzerland? This quiz may test you a bit further, particularly as it in French. I managed 70% in 9m47s with a little help from Google translate :D

http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/Testez-...story/22512688

RetiredInNH 31.07.2015 21:23

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Too tough for me ... gave up after half a dozen questions, half right (with some semi-knowledgeable guesses), half wrong.

Guest 31.07.2015 21:31

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"Grains and fruit" and they provide RACLETTE and FONDUE as possible answers. Seriously??? :D:D:D

Clumsy Maman 31.07.2015 21:38

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Got 16 right - a few guesses, and a few familiar bits of info. Looks like it's time for me to go explore La Suisse Romande :)

Guest 31.07.2015 23:21

Re: Ultimate Swiss Quiz
 
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Originally Posted by Deep Purple (Post 2427188)
How is your knowledge of the Geography of Switzerland? This quiz may test you a bit further, particularly as it in French. I managed 70% in 9m47s with a little help from Google translate :D

http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/Testez-...story/22512688

I was rubbish at that one too :msnblush:

Still, I have my health (like my grandmother used to say)

Mélusine 31.07.2015 23:39

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2427232)
I was rubbish at that one too :msnblush:

Still, I have my health (like my grandmother used to say)

I was a bit better: 9/24, and I knew the answers, no guessing.

Lucky I didn't need to pass an exam to get my passport :eek:

stephen_NE 31.07.2015 23:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Deep Purple (Post 2427188)
How is your knowledge of the Geography of Switzerland? This quiz may test you a bit further, particularly as it in French. I managed 70% in 9m47s with a little help from Google translate :D

http://www.lematin.ch/suisse/Testez-...story/22512688

This one is a lot more difficult, despite me being a bit of a geography/map geek !

I got three wrong (the literary quotation, the population of GE/LS and the number of people below the poverty line)... and I got the number of species right purely by chance.

Urs Max 01.08.2015 12:26

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8 on the first, 54% on the 2nd.

Patsycat 03.08.2015 20:11

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5 on the first and 8 on the second!!!

Patsycat 04.08.2015 16:11

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And one that i did get right on the second one said to me -

Vous etes un crack!!

Now, in all my years in Suisse Romande, i have never been called une crack!!

Clumsy Maman 04.08.2015 16:40

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Originally Posted by Patsycat (Post 2428530)
And one that i did get right on the second one said to me -

Vous etes un crack!!
...

That cracked me up too :D

CorsebouTheReturn 04.08.2015 17:14

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3/10 :(

Right, I reported myself to authorities, I start packing!

PS: although the one about Sherlock Holmes is rather from British culture than Swiss culture, but...

PaddyG 04.08.2015 17:29

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9/10 :D
Got Q3 wrong and guessed Q5 correctly. It helps working next door to the Wankdorf stadium for the footy question ;).

Deep Purple 04.08.2015 18:01

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Originally Posted by CorsebouTheReturn (Post 2428571)
3/10 :(

Right, I reported myself to authorities, I start packing!

PS: although the one about Sherlock Holmes is rather from British culture than Swiss culture, but...

They take him very seriously in Meiringen ;) :D


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