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Quiz about Little olLiechtenstein
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Little ol'Liechtenstein Trivia Quiz


How much do you know about this tiny nation of Liechtenstein? Take the quiz and find out.

A multiple-choice quiz by Joepetz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Joepetz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
385,435
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
201
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Question 1 of 10
1. Liechtenstein is nestled in Central Europe between Austria and Switzerland. Which of its two neighbors does Liechtenstein have the longer border with?

Answer: (Austria or Switzerland)
Question 2 of 10
2. Liechtenstein's highest point, Grauspitz, is located in which range of the Alps? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In which castle does the Prince of Liechtenstein reside? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What major manufacturing company was founded in Schaan, Liechtenstein's largest city, and is the nation's largest employer? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Liechtenstein has an international reputation for being what? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Marco Buchel is one of Liechtenstein's most famous athletes. Which sport did he compete in? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which of the following transportation items does Liechtenstein lack? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of the following is true about Liechtenstein's Constitution ratified by voters in 2003? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Gampriner Seele is the name of Liechtenstein's only what? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which of the following municipalities is in Liechtenstein's Oberland district as opposed to the Unterland district? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Liechtenstein is nestled in Central Europe between Austria and Switzerland. Which of its two neighbors does Liechtenstein have the longer border with?

Answer: Switzerland

Switzerland and Liechtenstein share a 41 km (roughly 25 and half mile) border, which is slightly longer than the Austria-Liechtenstein border, which is about 35 km (or 21.7 miles). Liechtenstein is one of two double landlocked countries on earth. The other is Uzbekistan. To be doubly landlocked means that all of the countries that border a nation are also landlocked.
2. Liechtenstein's highest point, Grauspitz, is located in which range of the Alps?

Answer: Ratikon

The Ratikon range of the Alps is in the central part of the Alps. It covers Liechtenstein nearly entirely and also parts of Eastern Switzerland and Western Austria. Its highest peak is Schesaplana on the Swiss-Austrian border.

Grauspitz stands just under 2600 meters (or just over 8,500 feet). Its name literally means "gray mountain" in German.
3. In which castle does the Prince of Liechtenstein reside?

Answer: Vaduz Castle

Vaduz Castle is located in the capital city of Vaduz. It has been the home of the Princes of Liechtenstein since 1712, though part of it was built in the 12th century. On public holidays, every citizen is invited to celebrate in the festivities at the castle. The city of Vaduz, though the capital, only had a population of 5,400 people in 2015 and was not the most populous city in Liechtenstein.

There are only five castles in Liechtenstein and three are in ruins. Only Vaduz Castle and Gutenberg Castle in Balzers are not. The Gutenberg Castle is a museum and not a royal residence.
4. What major manufacturing company was founded in Schaan, Liechtenstein's largest city, and is the nation's largest employer?

Answer: Hilti

Hilti began in 1941 manufacturing tools and equipment used during World War II for Nazi Germany. After the war, Hilti refocused and began producing fasteners and home tools. Hilti operates in over 120 countries worldwide and all 50 states in the United States.
5. Liechtenstein has an international reputation for being what?

Answer: Tax haven

Liechtenstein is known as being a tax haven. Its low tax rate, particularly the corporate tax rate, make the nation one of the richest in world. Liechtenstein started becoming a tax haven for wealthy international corporations in the 1970s when the nation was still struggling from the aftermath of World War II. Liechtenstein also has strict privacy laws which prevent the government from revealing their tax haven clients to foreign governments.
6. Marco Buchel is one of Liechtenstein's most famous athletes. Which sport did he compete in?

Answer: Alpine Skiing

Because of its mountainous terrain, Liechtenstein's most popular sport is Alpine skiing. Marco Buchel was one of the most famous skiers and athletes in the nation. He competed in six Winter Olympics before retiring in 2010. Alpine skiing is the only sport in which Liechtenstein has won medals in any Olympics.

It is also the only nation to win only medals in the Winter Olympics but not the Summer Games.
7. Which of the following transportation items does Liechtenstein lack?

Answer: Airport

Liechtenstein does not have an airport, though it does have heliport for chartered helicopters in Balzers. The nearest airport is the one located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Liechtenstein does have over 200 kilometers of paved roads, much of which are designated as bicycle paths. The country also has several railway stations. Although other countries' trains pass through Liechtenstein they rarely stop at any of the tiny nation's stations. Liechtenstein's trains and railways are operated by Austria. Its bus system is operated by Switzerland.
8. Which of the following is true about Liechtenstein's Constitution ratified by voters in 2003?

Answer: It has a right of secession

Liechtenstein's Constitution is one of the few in the world that explicitly allows a right to secession. Any municipality can leave Liechtenstein by simple majority vote. Liechtenstein's 2003 Constitution actually gave more power to the monarchy, who is historically very popular in the nation. Liechtenstein was the last country in Europe to grant women the right to vote in 1984. That referendum only passed with 51.3% of the vote.
9. Gampriner Seele is the name of Liechtenstein's only what?

Answer: Lake

Gampriner Seele is a fairly new lake by geological standards, having been formed in 1927 when the Rhine River flooded over. It formed in the middle of a forest and is now home to many different species of plant and animal life, mostly fish and aquatic birds and plants.
10. Which of the following municipalities is in Liechtenstein's Oberland district as opposed to the Unterland district?

Answer: Balzers

Liechtenstein's Oberland is in the southern 2/3 of the country. It is far larger and more populous than the Unterland in the north. The names of the districts are somewhat confused. Oberland means "upper land" while Unterland means "lower land". Those names refer to elevation as Oberland is mountainous while Unterland is at a lower elevation.

The capital of Vaduz and most government buildings are in the Oberland.
Source: Author Joepetz

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