Exam 1

  1. Question

    Which of the following statements about Switzerland is correct?


    1. The Swiss national holiday is August 1.
    2. The currency in Switzerland is the Euro.
    3. Italian is an official language in Switzerland.
    4. Zurich is the capital of Switzerland.
    5. Switzerland is part of the European Union (EU).

    Solution

    1. True. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to August 1, 1291.
    2. False. The currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF).
    3. True. The official languages are: German, French, Italian, Romansh.
    4. False. There is no de jure capital but the de facto capital of Switzerland is Bern.
    5. False. Switzerland is part of the Schengen Area but not the EU.