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Iceland True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about the country of Iceland are true or false?
Also try the Monaco one.
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Last updated: May 11, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 31, 2021
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1. Iceland is considered to be a Nordic country
True
False
2. Iceland is an autonomous territory owned by Denmark
True
False
The two Danish autonomous territories are Greenland and Faroe Islands
3. It's possible to see northern lights in Iceland
True
False
4. Iceland has ZERO native snake species
True
False
5. Iceland uses the Euro
True
False
Iceland has its own currency: Icelandic króna.
6. Iceland has the lowest average temperature of any European country
True
False
Russia, Norway and Sweden are colder than Iceland
7. Iceland has the oldest surviving Parliament of any country in the world
True
False
The Althing was established in 930 AD
8. A large percentage of Iceland is covered with forests
True
False
Only 0.49% of Iceland's land is forested
9. ABBA is from Iceland
True
False
They are from Sweden
10. Iceland allows people to hunt whales
True
False
11. Nearly 100% of the electricity produced in Iceland comes from renewable sources
True
False
73% from hydropower and 27% from geothermal
12. Iceland's national sport is ice hockey
True
False
The two icelandic national sports are handball and football
13. Iceland has active volcanoes
True
False
14. Iceland doesn't actually have any glaciers
True
False
11% of Iceland's surface is covered with glaciers and ice caps
15. Iceland was originally inhabited by Inuit and Inuk peoples
True
False
Iceland was uninhabited until it was settled by the Norse around 874 AD
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Level 51
Jan 31, 2021
Once again, on your precious advices, I've tried to add interesting facts about Iceland in the quiz. I would be honoured if you could tell me if this one is "better" than the Nauru one, for example.

Thanks in advance, and enjoy!

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Level 55
May 11, 2021
Congrats on the Feature!
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Level 51
May 11, 2021
Thank you very much!
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Level 72
May 11, 2021
Björk?
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Level 76
May 11, 2021
The Sugarcubes.
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Level 55
May 12, 2021
Congrats on your second English feature! Well-deserved :)
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Level 51
May 12, 2021
You are too kind! Thank you!
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Level 58
May 12, 2021
Congrats on being the first T or F feature in months! Now I'm going to go through and revise mine.
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Level 51
May 12, 2021
Thank you! I like ToF quizzes because I think they are really adapted to the mobile version of JetPunk.
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Level 76
May 22, 2021
Yes - I agree. I took this on mobile and it is so easy to take and so fun. Great quiz and well done for the feature!
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Level 63
May 12, 2021
Congrats on your feature! Thank you for making great quizzes and keep up the great work!
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Level 51
May 12, 2021
You're welcome! It's always with pleasure. Thank you for your kind words!
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Level 51
May 13, 2021
Congrats on yet another Feature!! The true or false race has not ended!
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Level 51
Jun 14, 2021
It seems that it's quit finished right now...
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Level 68
Jun 14, 2021
Nice quiz, congrats on feature.
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Level 51
Jun 14, 2021
Thank you very much!
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Level 67
Jun 14, 2021
Is #12 a nod to the Mighty Ducks movie? I never understood why in that movie they only picked countries that *don't* play ice hockey for the international tournament. The Ducks play Trinidad & Tobago, but Sweden is nowhere to be found.
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Level 73
Jun 14, 2021
Ouch, the whale hunting question surprised me. Shame on you, Iceland!
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2021
Apparently snakes don't like I*eland countries. I thought this question was a trap.

And I had in mind that San Marino has the oldest parliament. I probably mix up with another institution.

Good quiz about a country I was supposed to visit in 2020. I like ultra-remote places that are full of life, making you feel like in a safe haven. I enjoyed Tromsø, Norway partly for that reason. You fly over uninhabited plains and fjords for a while, then reach a latitude where trees and grass don't grow on hilltops, and suddenly, an island hosting a city of 70,000 appears from nowhere.

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Level 71
Jun 14, 2021
san marino is commonly called the oldest republic, that might be what you were thinking of
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Level 66
Jun 14, 2021
Yes I thought the republic of San Marino was founded in the 4th century so was having a parliament since then, but it was actually the foundation of the country. The republic was apparently established in the 13th century "only".
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2021
Don't bring this subject up with a Manx nationalist! Iceland's parliament is slightly older than the Isle of Man's, but it was suspended during WW2, making the Tynwald the longest continuously-operating parliament in the world. Or it could all be a myth, but don't say that in a pub in Douglas.
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Level 46
Jun 14, 2021
Gees Iceland let’s you hunt whales, 14/15 and what a depressing wrong
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Level 68
Jun 14, 2021
Who cares about this stuff? I only want to hear Ja Ja Ding Dong. Play Ja Ja Ding Dong!!
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2021
I should add the Althing to my Things That Are Things quiz.
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Level 51
Jun 14, 2021
Ha ha! Good idea! It would work well.
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Level 51
Jun 14, 2021
14/15. Nice quiz. According to wikipedia Norway, Russia and Finland are colder than Iceland, Sweden is warmer.
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Level 77
Jun 16, 2021
Hence the answer to #6 is false.
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Level 80
Jun 15, 2021
Good one, Poirot!
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Level 77
Jun 16, 2021
Hercule Poirot?
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Level 51
Jun 16, 2021
Thank you dug!

And that's my Discord username. But yes, Hercule Poirot is the best.

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Level 17
Jun 16, 2021
Which European country is colder than Iceland??
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Level 32
Oct 19, 2021
The quiz tells you after you take it.
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Inuit is the plural of Inuk. So maybe a bit redundant there...
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2021
Damn! I've just noticed this good quiz of your has been featured. Well done Poirot, even if my congrats are a little late ^^
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Level 51
Nov 16, 2021
Haha! Thank you very much for your kind words!
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Level 64
Dec 21, 2022
Doesn't really make a difference to the answer, but between literary and archeaological evidence there is enough proof that the Norse were not in fact the first people to settle Iceland, and that the Papar (a group of Irish monks) preceded them.