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Northern Things Quiz

All the answers contain "North" or "Northern". Based on the clues, guess what they are.
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First submittedMarch 26, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 10, 2018
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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 66
Sep 5, 2014
As a North Dakota boy, I'm pleased that more people get North Dakota than North Carolina for the US States. :D
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level 57
Apr 17, 2017
Don't be silly no one lives in North Dakota!
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level 49
Aug 19, 2017
There are some people at least from there. I remember when Roger Maris was playing baseball, it was pointed out that he and his brother, Rudy, were from Fargo, North Dakota. Also, it has at least two people because Wyoming has the lowest population of any state in the U.S. and I know someone whose grandfather lives in Wyoming.
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level 72
Dec 18, 2018
Roger Maris left North Dakota what? 70 years ago? I think the census takers run into each other and count them as the residents.
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level 69
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 49
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 73
Nov 2, 2018
Wow. I hope that was not meant to be taken seriously
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level 67
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 46
Jan 2, 2019
Central heating.
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level 27
Sep 23, 2014
I said North of the Wall, for "where the trouble started." Too much TV for me.
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level 60
Jun 29, 2016
The North never forgets.
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level 44
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 82
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 43
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 67
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 46
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 67
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 49
Sep 20, 2015
I still wonder why Northern Lights have an 's'.
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level 73
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 66
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 32
Jan 2, 2019
No such place as Northern Territories...from an Aussie. Like saying Grand Canyons.
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level 58
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 70
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 49
Aug 19, 2017
There could have been a question about the great Johnny Horton hit, "North to Alaska."
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level 76
Jan 3, 2019
Or the John Wayne movie of the same name.
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level 38
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 76
Jan 3, 2019
Somebody's getting coal in their stocking this year. :)
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level 70
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 71
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 77
Sep 10, 2018
Scoring You scored 18/18 = 100%. This beats or equals 100% of test takers The average score is 14 Your high score is 18 Your best time is 3:32 remaining more stats >> Points for this Quiz Your point total remains at 4/5
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level 70
Sep 10, 2018
Thank you!
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level 72
Sep 13, 2018
^^ You have the best name on this site.
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level 26
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 39
Jan 2, 2019
Santa lives in Lapland, not the north pole
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level 62
Jan 3, 2019
I only got Northumberland because the Northumbrian pipes .
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level 24
Jan 4, 2019
Santa does not live in the north pole. Santa lives in Lapland
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level 55
Mar 28, 2019
North Macedonia should be added!
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level 32
Sep 9, 2019
But Santa lives in Korvatunturi