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Nordic Quiz

Quiz about all things Nordic.
Quiz by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Last updated: April 3, 2014
First submittedMarch 26, 2014
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Term which only refers to Sweden, Denmark and Norway but is often incorrectly used as a synonym for all of the Nordic Countries.
Scandinavia
Political forum of co-operation, its membership consists of 87 representatives from the national parliaments of the five Nordic Countries and their self-governing regions.
Nordic Council
Named after a Swedish inventor, these international prizes are awarded annually in Oslo and Stockholm in recognition of cultural and scientific advances.
Nobel Prize
Indigenous people living in the northern parts of Sweden, Norway and Finland, known for reindeer herding and a traditional singing style called joiking.
Sami
Seafaring people with a fearsome reputation who sailed the seas with their wooden longships from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries.
Vikings
The longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, it connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö.
Øresund Bridge
Autonomous and demilitarized region of Finland, the inhabitants of these islands are monolingually Swedish-speaking.
Åland Islands
Autonomous region of Denmark, the capital of this archipelago is Tórshavn and its geographically closest neighbour is Scotland.
Faroe Islands
Autonomous region of Denmark, it is the world's largest island and geographically a part of the continent of North America.
Greenland
Union named after a southern Swedish city, it existed from 1397 to 1523 and united the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway under a single monarch.
Kalmar Union
The king of gods in Norse mythology, he rules over Asgard and rides an eight-legged horse named Sleipnir.
Odin
Epic Old Norse tales about history, kings and legends, written mainly in Iceland during the Middle Ages.
Saga
Mythological beings with human-like appearances that are often depicted as ugly and stupid. In modern times, this term refers to a person who misbehaves on an internet forum.
Troll
Buffet meal that originates from Sweden. The diners can choose what they want to eat from an assortment of foods placed on a large table.
Smörgåsbord
Traditional flavored spirit, its name is derived from Latin words meaning "water of life" and it is usually sipped from a small shot glass.
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level 70
Apr 3, 2014
Nice quiz! Maybe you could also accept the Finnish name for the Åland Islands, Ahvenanmaa?
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level 59
Apr 3, 2014
Ahvenanmaa works now, somehow it had slipped my mind =)
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level 70
Apr 3, 2014
Cool, thanks :)
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level 38
Nov 2, 2018
A Smorgasbord is similar to a buffet only in the variety of foods available at each. At a buffet, each person rises from his chair and chooses from among the food provided at a long serving table (or perhaps several serving tables). At a Smorgasbord, the variety of foods are placed in the middle of the individual's table and he chooses what he wants and puts it on his plate (much like the Indonesian "Rijst Tafel"). The difference is that at a buffet you go to the food whereas at a Smorgasbord, the food comes to you.