Iceland multiple choice

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