Millions flushed away in Switzerland

Q: Swiss researchers last year detected 3 tons of silver and 95 pounds of gold in effluent and sludge from nation’s sewage treatment plants – amounting to about $3.1 million. Where is Switzerland?

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Q: The researchers reported it wasn’t cost effective for the wealthy nation to try to extract the precious metals from the sewage. What tiny nation on Switzerland’s eastern border tops the CIA’s list as having world’s wealthiest population?

A. Liechtenstein

B. Luxembourg

C. Monaco

D. San Marino

Q: Last month an investigation was launched after toilets at a Geneva bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination banknotes. Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city. Which city is the most populous? 

A. Basel

B. Bern

C. Lausanne

D. Zurich

Q: While Geneva’s pipes were backed up by banknotes, something called “fatbergs” were clogging the sewers of which European capital city?

A. Berlin

B. London

C. Paris

D. Rome

Q: Part of London’s “fatberg” problem is the age of many of its sewers. London built many of it sewers in the 1800s after an event know as the . . .

A. Black Death

B. Cholera Catastrophe

C. Great Stink

D. Thames Disaster

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