History of Finland Quiz

Try to answer these questions about the history of Finland.
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What major event did Finland host in 1952?
Summer Olympics
What was the currency of Finland until being replaced by Euro in February 2002?
Markka
Part of which country did Finland use to be from late 13th century until 1809?
Sweden
What was the full English name of Finland during its Russian rule?
Grand Duchy
of Finland
What is the name of the steam bath that has its origin in Finland?
Sauna
Who was the composer of "Finlandia"?
Jean Sibelius
Which war began three months after the outbreak of WWII?
Winter War
Which area in southeastern Finland was ceded to the Soviet Union after the above?
Karelia
What was the name of the war fought in 1918 in Finland?
Finnish Civil War
Who was the first president of Finland?
Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg
Which Baltic archipelago of Finland gained full autonomy in 1921?
Åland Islands
Which people has inhabited the present-day Finland the longest continuously?
Sami
Who won the 2007 Formula One World Championship and is nicknamed "Iceman"?
Kimi Räikkönen
Which racing driver won the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion and
is nicknamed as "The Flying Finn"?
Mika Häkkinen
What cell phone company was founded in Tampere in 1865 as a pupil mill?
Nokia
What caused the death of almost 270,000 between 1866–1868?
Famine
What was the first city that was established in Finland?
Turku
Who created the Linux operating system in 1991?
Linus Torvalds
What was the name of the war that was fought against the Soviets between 1941–44?
Continuation War
What war did Finland fight against Nazi Germany after negotiating with the Soviets?
Lapland War
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