Pop Quiz!

1. What are Nordic pirates called?

2. Two truths, one lie:

  • According to Norwegian legend, Santa Claus comes in late November by steamboat from Russia
  • Before Santa Claus came into the picture, Scandinavians told their children that a goat was in charge of delivering presents
  • Danish children believe that Santa lives in Greenland, not the North Pole

3. What popular construction toy originated from Denmark?

4. Which of these is originally a Swedish book:

  • The Headhunters
  • The Secret of Ella and Micha
  • The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo

5. How old was Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad when he started the Swedish company?

6. Does Norway have a monarchy?

7. The word ski in Norwegian means:

  • piece of wood
  • snow travel
  • downhill

8. Edvard Munch, who created the iconic Scream painting, is from which Scandinavian country?

9. Which of these is the Swedish actress who starred in Casablanca alongside Humphrey Bogart?

  • Rita Hayworth
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Ingmar Bergman

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