Quiz on Sweden – 10 questions, 1 Sweden

Andaç Baran

Written by Andaç Baran

07 Mar 2016

Can you pass a 10-question quiz on Sweden? Let’s see if you know the basic facts about your possible new home?

The quiz contains questions about some basic Swedish facts that are absolutely true. At the end of the test, you may find answers but please play fair. 🙂

What is this horse?

Stuffed horse in a museum cabinet.

A. The Horse of the Apocalypse

B. Still life with horse and flag

C. The horse of Gustavus Adolphus

D. The last Swedish horse

What is this building?

Large building built in the Renaissance Revival architecture style.
Photo: Public Domain Image

A. Royal Palace

B. The Parliament

C. The Stockholm Cathedral

D. The Nordic Museum

What is “Skansen”, at Djurgården in Stockholm?

A. World’s first open-air museum

B. An amusement park

C. A Mediaval fortification

D. An outdoor theatre

In “Sverige”, the local name of Sweden, “Sve” refers to an ancient tribe, and “rige” means country, but in which language?

A. Danish

B. Norwegian

C. German

D. Swedish

“Nyckelharpa” is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. What is a literal translation?

Close-up of a harp.

A. Key harp

B. Farmer’s harp

C. Bow harp

D. Short harp

Why could we safely say that Nils Bohlin can be remembered as “a good man”?

Black and white portrait of a man.

A. He developed one hand driving

B. He developed the northern gaze

C. He developed the seat belt

D. He developed the bow tie

Which lands flag has the same colours as Sweden’s?

A. San Marino

B. Bahamas

C. Estonia

D. Ukraine

The lowest temperature ever recorded by in Sweden is -53 Celsius. That was of course in the district of …?

A. Dalecarlia

B. Västerbotten

C. Scania

D. Lappland

What differs the king from the ordinary citizen?

A collage of the king of Sweden wearing different hats.

A. Must be a Christian

B. Cannot own land

C. Must be a teetotaler

D. Is not allowed to drive

Finland, Norway, Denmark all have between 5 and 6 million inhabitants (2015). How does Sweden compare roughly?

A. Doubles the numbers

B. Same as for the others

C. Divides the numbers

D. Unknown


Answers: 1.C, 2.D, 3.A, 4.A, 5.A, 6.C, 7.D, 8.D, 9.A, 10.A

Andaç Baran

Written by Andaç Baran

07 Mar 2016