Iceland multiple choice

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Last updated: May 15, 2019
First submittedMay 13, 2019
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1. The capital of Iceland is
Reykjavik
Stockholm
Helsinki
Oslo
2. Which letter is not found in the Icelandic alphabet?
ß
æ
ð
þ
ß is a German letter
3. Hákarl is...
Singed sheeps head
Air dried fish
Putrefied shark meat
A paté made with ram’s testicles
But all the options are regularly eaten
4. The population of Iceland is approximately ...
624,000
1,000,000
25,000
340,000
5. The average temperature in the capital in January is...
-10° to -8° Celsius
-20° to -18° Celsius
-1° to +1° Celsius
-5° to -2° 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 are blue
They are unusually small
They have an additional gait
They have never been tamed and are rumoured to be unrideable
The “tolt” is specific to Icelandic horses
7. Iceland’s Nobel Prizewinning author was called...
Kjartan Ólafsson
Sigga Benedikt
Halldor Laxness
Brynhildur Þórsdóttir
8. Which animal is native to Iceland
Arctic fox
Lemming
Polar bear
Musk ox
9. The denomination of Iceland’s national religion is...
Catholic
Methodist
Baptist
Lutherin
10. Which is not a Norse god or goddess?
Juno
Sif
Freyr
Odin
Juno is a Roman goddess
11. The Icelandic currency
Schilling
Euro
Gulder
Kronur
12. The colours of Iceland’s flag are
Blue and yellow
Red, blue and white
Red, blue and black
White and red
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13. Leif Erikson is probably the best known Icelander because ...
He discovered gold near the volcano Hekla
He discovered the New World long before Colombus
He was the first settler in Iceland
He banned slavery in Iceland
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...
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Mysterious Island
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Around the World in 80 Days
15. The main source of energy in Iceland is..
Wind
Tidal
Geo-thermal
Nuclear
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