Iceland Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the remote country of Iceland?
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Last updated: June 21, 2020
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Capital of Iceland
Reykjavík
Official language
Icelandic
Ocean current which keeps Iceland warmer than it would otherwise be
Gulf stream
Group of people who settled Iceland starting in 874 A.D.
Norse
Currency of Iceland
Icelandic króna
The percent of Iceland's land which is forested (to the nearest whole number)
0.49%
Traditional story about the settlement and history of Iceland (starts with S)
Saga
The Alþingi, founded in 930 A.D. is said to be the world's oldest ______,
at least 200 years older than England's
Parliament
Protestant branch that the Church of Iceland is part of
Lutheranism
What are Eyjafjallajökull and Öræfajökull?
Volcanos
Country from which Iceland gained its independence in 1918
Denmark
Per-person, Iceland eats more of this than any other country except the Maldives
Fish
Type of biome which covers 62.7% of Iceland (starts with T)
Tundra
Mostly-underwater mountain range that Iceland is part of
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Along with Japan, Iceland is one of the few countries that allow people
to hunt these animals
Whales
Iceland gets 30% of its electricity from this type of power (starts with G)
Geothermal
Island settled by Erik the Red in the late 10th century
Greenland
Son of Erik the Red who founded the settlement of Vinland in modern-day Canada
Leif Erikson
Female singer who has recorded 22 top 40 hits in the UK
Björk
Small seabird with an orange beak that is sometimes eaten as food
Puffin
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Level 79
Jun 21, 2020
Don't you mean to say that the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is mostly under *water*?
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2020
Fixed
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Level 62
Jun 21, 2020
Shouldn't the phrase, "along with Japan, Iceland is one of the few countries that allow people to hunt these animal" say "these animals" (plural) or "this animal" (singular)?
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2020
Fixed
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Level 71
Jun 21, 2020
Ha - why are there questions about Canada and Greenland on a quiz about Iceland?
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Level ∞
Jun 21, 2020
Because both those explorers were born in from Iceland.
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Level 71
Jun 22, 2020
Interesting! I did not know that!
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Level 74
Jun 24, 2020
But they weren't! Erik the Red was born in Norway (though his son was Icelandic)
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2020
Edited my comment.
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
"Leif" was not accepted, I missed one point there.
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2020
I agree Leif should be accepted (though when that didn't work I obviously added ericson, eventhough that part is sort of inherent to/imbedded in the question)
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2020
It goes without saying that Erik's son would have the patronym Erikson, so "Leif" is the part you're actually being asked to answer.
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Level ∞
Jun 22, 2020
Leif will work now
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2020
Why doesn't Lutheran work?
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Level 73
Jun 22, 2020
It does. You probably typed it incorrectly.
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2020
"Small seabird with an orange beak that is sometimes eaten as food"

Redundant. If people eat it, it's food.
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Level 69
Jun 23, 2020
Jökull=glacier, should at least be accepted
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Level 72
Jun 24, 2020
The Alþingi is more commonly known as the Althing in English?
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Level 55
Jun 30, 2020
Watching the Vinland Saga didn't do much help