Copy the following questions into your notebook and then answer the questions.
"On a Treasure Hunt"
Hi! By now, you've read all three pages in "Discovering Switzerland!" — a new kind of study unit for Middle School students. The questions here will help you to review what you learned about Switzerland. They can also help you to expand your "treasure chest" of knowledge about world cultures….
PART A. Directions: Read all five statements carefully. Then, on the line to the left of each one, write T if it is true, F if it is false, or O if it states an opinion.
____ 1. Switzerland's national currency is the Swiss mark.
____ 2. Swiss hero Henry Dunant won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
____ 3. Switzerland's confederate government was formed by an alliance among its states.
____ 4. Switzerland should have only one official language.
____ 5. Switzerland's policy of neutrality has this goal: The country does not want to get involved with other nations.
PART B. Directions: Read the first question carefully. Then select the best answer from the three choices that follow. Copy the LETTER of that choice (a, b, or c) on the line to the left…. Answer all the other questions in Part B the same way.
____ 6. On what continent is Switzerland located? (a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Europe
____ 7. Central Switzerland is a plateau. How did early Swiss people view this plateau? (a) as a place with rich resources (b) as a barrier against northern invaders (c) as a passageway between east and west Europe
____ 8. About how many centuries-old is Switzerland's history as a country? (a) 7 (b) 70 (c) 700
____ 9. How many official languages does Switzerland have? (a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 4
____ 10. What percent of the Swiss people speak some form of German? (a) 30 (b) 50 (c) 70
____ 11. Which term do the Swiss use, when they refer to the states in their Confederation? (a) counties (b) cantons (c) communes
____ 12. When Swiss voters want a change in their nation's constitution, what political tool can they use? (a) indictment (b) initiative (c) inquiry
____ 13. In which of these places would the Swiss people be most likely to hold a national ceremony, to honor their country's freedom? (a) Rutli meadow (b) Jungfraujoch (c) Red Cross headquarters
____ 14. In which of the following books would you most likely find information on Ulrich Zwingli's life? (a)History of Swiss Religious Leaders (b) History of Swiss Tourism (c) History of Swiss Watchmakers
____ 15. Which activity is the major occupation in the CERN labs near Geneva? (a) cheese production (b) movie making (c) scientific research