History of Iceland Quiz

Can you answer these questions about the history of Iceland?
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Last updated: September 14, 2021
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What group of people settled Iceland starting in 874 AD?
Norse
What work refers to a traditional story about the settlement and history of Iceland?
Saga
What country did Iceland gain its independence from in 1918?
Denmark
Who was the first European to have set foot on continental North America, approximately
half a millennium before Christopher Columbus?
Leif Erikson
What was the name of the settlement he established in Canada?
Vinland
For fishing what type of fish (also fishing rights) did Iceland and the United Kingdom
mainly get in a dispute in the 20th century?
Cod
In what sports event did Iceland become the least populous country to ever play in 2018?
FIFA World Cup
What female singer has recorded 22 top 40 hits in the United Kingdom?
Björk
What American chess player beat Boris Spassky to become world champion in a famous
match held in Reykjavík in 1972?
Bobby Fischer
In which of the fields of the Nobel Prize did Halldór Laxness win one in 1955?
Literature
What country invaded and peacefully occupied Iceland during WWII in 1940?
United Kingdom
Iceland's Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was world's first ______ who was democratically
elected as president.
Female
What volcano erupted in 2010, grounding European flights?
Eyjafjallajökull
The Alþingi, founded in 930 AD, is said to be the world's oldest. What is it?
Parliament of Iceland
What type of alcoholic beverage was prohibited until 1989?
Beer
What "self-governing", actually a liberal-conservative party, has dominated the
Icelandic politics since 1934?
Independence Party
What children's live TV series was created by Magnús Scheving?
LazyTown
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