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Iceland multiple choice

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Last updated: May 15, 2019
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First submittedMay 13, 2019
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1. The capital of Iceland is
Helsinki
Stockholm
Reykjavik
Oslo
2. Which letter is not found in the Icelandic alphabet?
þ
æ
ß
ð
ß is a German letter
3. Hákarl is...
Singed sheeps head
A paté made with ram’s testicles
Air dried fish
Putrefied shark meat
But all the options are regularly eaten
4. The population of Iceland is approximately ...
624,000
340,000
25,000
1,000,000
5. The average temperature in the capital in January is...
-20° to -18° Celsius
-5° to -2° Celsius
-10° to -8° Celsius
-1° to +1° Celsius
To quote the Iceland Adventures website “Iceland is probably the warmest arctic country” (although only a tiny island in the far north is actually in the arctic circle)
6. Iceland’s horses are famous because...
They have an additional gait
They are unusually small
They have never been tamed and are rumoured to be unrideable
They are blue
The “tolt” is specific to Icelandic horses
7. Iceland’s Nobel Prizewinning author was called...
Sigga Benedikt
Kjartan Ólafsson
Brynhildur Þórsdóttir
Halldor Laxness
8. Which animal is native to Iceland
Polar bear
Lemming
Musk ox
Arctic fox
9. The denomination of Iceland’s national religion is...
Lutherin
Catholic
Methodist
Baptist
10. Which is not a Norse god or goddess?
Sif
Odin
Freyr
Juno
Juno is a Roman goddess
11. The Icelandic currency
Euro
Schilling
Gulder
Kronur
12. The colours of Iceland’s flag are
Blue and yellow
White and red
Red, blue and white
Red, blue and black
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13. Leif Erikson is probably the best known Icelander because ...
He discovered the New World long before Colombus
He was the first settler in Iceland
He banned slavery in Iceland
He discovered gold near the volcano Hekla
At some point between 970 and 1020 AD Leif Erikson sailed off course en route to Greenland and discovered Vinland - thought to be part of Newfoundland
14. The Jules Verne novel featuring the mountain Snæfell is...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
The Mysterious Island
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in 80 Days
15. The main source of energy in Iceland is..
Geo-thermal
Nuclear
Tidal
Wind
1 Comments
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Level 87
Jul 21, 2024
Great quiz, very enjoyable.