Northern Things Quiz

All the answers contain "North" or "Northern". Based on the clues, guess what they are.
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
First submittedMarch 26, 2012
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Average score72.2%
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Clue
Answer
Where Santa lives
North Pole
Asian country
North Korea
Aurora Borealis
Northern Lights
U.S. state
North Carolina
North Dakota
Continent
North America
Half of New Zealand
North Island
Body of water between
Britain and Norway
North Sea
Darwin is the capital of this
Australian region
Northern Territory
Clue
Answer
Also known as Polaris
North Star
The NA in NATO
North Atlantic
Where Rommel fought in WWII
Northern Africa
Area north of the equator
Northern Hemisphere
Former country led by Hồ Chí Minh
North Vietnam
Where the Troubles happened
Northern Ireland
Northern side of Mount Everest, or an
American outdoor apparel company
The North Face
Oahu surfing spot
North Shore
Northernmost English county
Northumberland
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Level 75
Sep 23, 2014
Fun quiz. I think 'troubles' should have a capital T.
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Level 59
Sep 23, 2014
OMG Santa lives in North Pole! So America-centric! Nah, jk. It's just that Estonian parents tell their children that Santa lives near Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland in a house between two mountains shaped like ears.

It's a good quiz anyway.

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Level 61
Aug 19, 2017
I used to want the world to be America-centric, but it's nice just being something the rest of the world can aspire to
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Level 75
Nov 2, 2018
Wow. I hope that was not meant to be taken seriously
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Level 76
Dec 23, 2020
Why not? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🦅🦅🦅
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2017
When you're Canadian and you're with a Norwegian, this is about 40% of what you talk about throughout your relationship.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2018
How does one even live at the North Pole?
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Level 57
Jan 2, 2019
Central heating.
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2020
move there i guess
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Level 76
Aug 9, 2021
well insulated house boat
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Level 24
Sep 23, 2014
I said North of the Wall, for "where the trouble started." Too much TV for me.
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Level 63
Jun 29, 2016
The North never forgets.
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Level 42
Sep 24, 2014
"Where the troubles happened" is a little VAGUE as a clue.
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Level ∞
Sep 24, 2014
Not really. That conflict was the called "The Troubles".
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Level 81
Mar 17, 2016
Maybe it should be capitalised? It looks very general without a capital and it's hard to notice it's a name for a specific conflict.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Okay
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Level 41
Sep 25, 2014
The Irish are masters of understatement. A decades long conflict between Nationalists and Unionists in the North of Ireland (a civil war in reality), which got so vicious the British army had to be deployed, is officially known and taught in schools as The Troubles. Though I do think it should have a capital as it is a title.
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2018
Not sure it's even taught in schools. I was never taught anything about it, but I lived through it so possibly little need.
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Level 50
Sep 25, 2014
Santa lives in Korvatunturi Lapland, Finland. There is no reindeers in North Pole.
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Level 44
Jul 7, 2015
Actually, I've seen reindeer in North Pole...Alaska, that is. :)
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2015
Santa only lives at the North Pole at Christmas time, the rest of the time he is on holiday on a sunny beach of South Australia (I know that for I saw him taking part in a fun-run once)
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Level 58
Nov 25, 2020
So he gets to see both winter seasons?
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Level 48
Sep 20, 2015
I still wonder why Northern Lights have an 's'.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2017
There are many different types and colours.
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Level 19
Feb 21, 2016
Good quiz!
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2016
Almost got the Australian one, but typed "territories" rather than "territory". Oh well.
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
Territories will work now
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Level 43
Jan 2, 2019
No such place as Northern Territories...from an Aussie.

Like saying Grand Canyons.

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Level 59
Jan 3, 2019
Carlos So what you're saying is that it's perfectly comprehendable and doesn't matter at all?
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2019
@Olober The word is 'comprehensible'.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
Got the English county to hit 100% with...wait for it...0:07 left! Dah-nunt dah-naaaah duh-nah-nah... (James Bond theme)
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Level 61
Aug 19, 2017
There could have been a question about the great Johnny Horton hit, "North to Alaska."
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2019
Or the John Wayne movie of the same name.
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Level 37
Feb 19, 2018
I am sitting here at 3:03 a.m.laughing my tush off at the hilarious arguments on this quiz concerning the fictional abode of a

fictional character. (Yes, I know that Saint Nicholas/Sint Nicolaas/Sinterklaas/Pere Noel/Father Christmas, or whatever else

you wish to call him probably existed, but he is dead and his many reincarnations are fictional)

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Level 77
Jan 3, 2019
Somebody's getting coal in their stocking this year. :)
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Level 78
Sep 9, 2018
I don't know if this only applies on mobile devices, but three questions are missing, some answers aren't appearing, and others are appearing in the wrong places.
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Level 76
Sep 9, 2018
Something ain't right with this quiz...
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2018
It's fixed now.
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Level 83
Sep 10, 2018
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Level 78
Sep 10, 2018
Thank you!
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Level 87
Sep 13, 2018
^^ You have the best name on this site.
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Level 43
Jan 2, 2019
Santa is in Lapland
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Level 40
Jan 2, 2019
I only got northern ireland because I guessed it for the uk northern county one
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Level 40
Jan 2, 2019
oh shoot it was specific to english counties
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Level 53
Jul 14, 2021
northern ireland isn't a county anyway
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Level 50
Jan 2, 2019
Santa lives in Lapland, not the north pole
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2019
I only got Northumberland because the Northumbrian pipes

.

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Level 34
Jan 4, 2019
Santa does not live in the north pole. Santa lives in Lapland
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Level 64
Mar 28, 2019
North Macedonia should be added!
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Level 81
Dec 9, 2019
I'm surprised more people don't get North Shore. Not because I'd expect they'd know it - I didn't - but because the answer is super easy to guess. Beach was gonna be my second attempt, and I never needed it.
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Level 64
Dec 9, 2019
Santa lives somewhere in Finnish Lapland not on the North Pole
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2019
You can write to Santa (or a facsimile thereof) from anywhere in the world. Address is:

Santa Claus

North Pole

H0H 0H0

Canada. You will get a response.

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Level 18
Aug 12, 2020
14 / 18
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Level 22
Jun 25, 2021
Good quiz. Always thought The North Face referred to the Eiger. Everyday's a schoolday.
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2021
Please could Northumbria (new name for Northumberland, though it’s not as big) be an acceptable answer?
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Level 38
Nov 3, 2021
NO SANTA LIVES IN ROVANIEMI
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Level 56
Nov 3, 2021
Huh? I thought Santa lives in jungle with a baboon colony…
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Level 66
Jan 6, 2022
Just wanted to let you know that according to the official North Face webpage, their name was based off of the north face of any mountain in the Northern hemisphere being the hardest to climb up. I realize that perhaps you used Mt. Everest as an example, but it seems some people have understood the aforementioned mountain's face as the origin of the company name, and I just wanted to clarify. Sorry if this just gave you no help but trouble instead, and thank you for the amazing quiz!
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Level 33
Jul 5, 2022
who is rommel?