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
Helsinki
Oslo
Stockholm
Reykjavik
2. Which letter is not found in the Icelandic alphabet?
ß
ð
þ
æ
ß is a German letter
3. Hákarl is...
Putrefied shark meat
Air dried fish
A paté made with ram’s testicles
Singed sheeps head
But all the options are regularly eaten
4. The population of Iceland is approximately ...
340,000
624,000
1,000,000
25,000
5. The average temperature in the capital in January is...
-5° to -2° Celsius
-1° to +1° Celsius
-20° to -18° Celsius
-10° to -8° 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 unusually small
They are blue
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...
Halldor Laxness
Sigga Benedikt
Brynhildur Þórsdóttir
Kjartan Ólafsson
8. Which animal is native to Iceland
Arctic fox
Lemming
Musk ox
Polar bear
9. The denomination of Iceland’s national religion is...
Catholic
Methodist
Lutherin
Baptist
10. Which is not a Norse god or goddess?
Odin
Sif
Freyr
Juno
Juno is a Roman goddess
11. The Icelandic currency
Euro
Gulder
Schilling
Kronur
12. The colours of Iceland’s flag are
Red, blue and black
Blue and yellow
Red, blue and white
White and red
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13. Leif Erikson is probably the best known Icelander because ...
He banned slavery in Iceland
He was the first settler in Iceland
He discovered gold near the volcano Hekla
He discovered the New World long before Colombus
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...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Around the World in 80 Days
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The Mysterious Island
15. The main source of energy in Iceland is..
Geo-thermal
Nuclear
Tidal
Wind
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