History of Denmark

Can you answer these questions about the history of Denmark?
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Last updated: March 24, 2021
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Which of the Shakespearean plays is about a Danish prince?
Hamlet
What Norse god had one eye and a long beard?
Odin
What country gained independence from Denmark in 1944?
Iceland
What theme park was opened in 1843 in Copenhagen?
Tivoli Gardens
What group of Vikings settled France and went on to conquer England in 1066?
Normans
What person was the first to discover Greenland?
Erik the Red
What H.C. Andersen fairy tale was adapted into an animated movie by Disney in 1989?
The Little Mermaid
What country did Denmark have a union with from 1537–1814?
Norway
What king ruled over Norway, Denmark, and England in the early 11th century?
Cnut the Great
What U.S. state was Vitus Bering the first European to visit?
Alaska
What king introduced Christianity to Denmark?
(hint: technology used in wireless headsets)
Harald Bluetooth
What toy company was founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen in Billund in 1932?
Lego
What Danish quantum theorist won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics?
Niels Bohr
Which of its territories did the U.S. purchase from Denmark in 1917?
U.S. Virgin Islands
What historical figure did the newspaper Jyllands-Posten publish cartoons of in 2005?
Muhammad
In which modern-day African country was the Danish colony of Gold Coast founded?
Ghana
What novel was published by Karen Blixen in 1937?
Out of Africa
Who was crowned Queen of Denmark in 1972?
Margrethe II
Who is considered history's first existentialist philosopher?
Søren Kierkegaard
What filmmaking movement was created by directors Lars von Trier and
Thomas Vinterberg in 1995?
Dogme 95
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Level 84
Mar 24, 2021
"What are the most notable works of the above?" According to whom? You may as well ask, "Which of his works have you heard of, and are they the same as the two in my head?"
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Level 84
Mar 24, 2021
"Which R city was site of a treaty that made Denmark give up one third of its land to Sweden in order to save the rest after a devastating Danish defeat in 1658?"

Far too long a question. I lost track of what I was being asked for.

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Level 68
Mar 24, 2021
Updated the whole quiz. Hope you like this version better.
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Level 35
May 29, 2021
Such a short attention sp... ooh look, a squirrel!!
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Level 66
May 30, 2021
Good quiz, well done! Add one about Tycho Brahe ;)