Sweden Quiz

Swedish Quiz Questions

Which city is the capital of Sweden?
(a) Oslo
(b) Helsinki
(c) Stockholm
(d) Copenhagen

Answer. (c)

Which natural phenomenon can be observed in Sweden’s northern regions during winter?
(a) Sandstorms
(b) Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
(c) Tornadoes
(d) Volcanic Eruptions

Answer. (b)

Which popular winter sport has deep historical roots in Sweden and involves the use of long, narrow skis and a rifle?
(a) Ice hockey
(b) Curling
(c) Ski jumping
(d) Biathlon

Answer. (d)

What is the largest Christian denomination in Sweden?
(a) Roman Catholicism
(b) Eastern Orthodoxy
(c) Anglicanism
(d) Lutheranism

Answer. (d)

What is “Midsummer” in Sweden traditionally associated with?
(a) Winter solstice
(b) Harvest festival
(c) New Year’s Eve
(d) Summer solstice

Answer. (d)

Which industry has historically been a cornerstone of Sweden’s economy, with major companies like Volvo and Scania originating from the country?
(a) Information Technology
(b) Pharmaceuticals
(c) Automotive
(d) Aerospace

Answer. (c)

Which of the following regions in Sweden has the highest population density?
(a) Norrland
(b) Götaland
(c) Svealand
(d) Lapland

Answer. (c)

Which body of water separates Sweden from its neighboring country, Denmark?
(a) Baltic Sea
(b) North Sea
(c) Norwegian Sea
(d) English Channel

Answer. (a)

Largest companies by market cap in Sweden?
(a) INVESTOR AB (PUBL)
(b) ATLAS COPCO AB
(c) AB VOLVO
(d) EQT AB (PUBL)

Ans. (b)

Which festival in Sweden is characterized by the procession of a young woman dressed in a white robe with a crown of candles on her head?
(a) Walpurgis Night
(b) Midsommar
(c) Lucia Celebration
(d) Christmas Market

Answer. (c)

Which Swedish festival celebrates the summer solstice with dancing, singing, and the traditional raising of a maypole?
(a) Lucia Day
(b) Walpurgis Night
(c) Midsummer’s Eve
(d) Advent Festival

Answer. (c)

Which natural phenomenon is frequently observed in Sweden’s northern regions during the winter months, creating colorful displays in the night sky?
(a) Solar eclipse
(b) Rainbow
(c) Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
(d) Thunderstorm

Answer. (c)

Which mountain range runs along Sweden’s western border with Norway?
(a) Ural Mountains
(b) Scandinavian Mountains
(c) Alps
(d) Rocky Mountains

Answer. (b)

In 1713 Charles XII, King of Sweden, cre­ated what position to ensure that pub­lic officials acted in accordance with the law and discharged their duties satisfactorily, and could initiate legal proceedings against them for dereliction of duty?
(a) The Mikado
(b) The Lord High Executioner
(c) His Majesty’s Supreme Ombudsman
(d) Chancellor of the Exchequer

Ans. (c)

Which Viking warrior and king of Sweden is credited with playing a significant role in the Christianization of the region?
(a) Erik the Red
(b) Harald Hardrada
(c) Gustav Vasa
(d) Olaf Tryggvason

Answer. (d)

In Sweden, this festival is marked by the exchange of gifts and the presence of a Christmas goat, known as the “Julbock.”
(a) Midsummer’s Eve
(b) Walpurgis Night
(c) Yule Festival
(d) Halloween

Answer. (c)

In the 17th century, Sweden emerged as a major European power under the leadership of which monarch, known for his military campaigns?
(a) Queen Christina
(b) King Gustav II Adolf (Gustavus Adolphus)
(c) King Charles XII
(d) King Eric XIV

Answer. (b)

Which of the following cities is known as the “Venice of the North”?
(a) Gothenburg
(b) Malmö
(c) Uppsala
(d) Stockholm

Answer. (d)

Sweden is home to a famous awards ceremony honoring achievements in literature, peace, and other fields. What is this prestigious award called?
(a) Nobel Prize
(b) Grammy Award
(c) Emmy Award
(d) Academy Award (Oscar)

Answer. (a)

Which iconic Scandinavian long-distance hiking trail passes through Sweden, running from Abisko in the north to Hemavan in the south?
(a) Camino de Santiago
(b) Appalachian Trail
(c) Pacific Crest Trail
(d) Kungsleden (King’s Trail)

Answer. (d)

Which historical event marked the beginning of the union between Sweden and Norway, lasting from 1814 to 1905?
(a) The Kalmar Union
(b) The Treaty of Roskilde
(c) The Napoleonic Wars
(d) The Union of Sweden and Norway

Answer. (d)

Which Swedish environmental activist gained global recognition for her efforts to combat climate change and initiated the “Fridays for Future” movement?
(a) Malala Yousafzai
(b) Greta Thunberg
(c) Emma Watson
(d) Angela Merkel

Answer. (b)

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What trading company was a major influ­ence on the growth of the city Gothenburg in Sweden during the 18th and early 19th centuries?
(a) Volvo
(b) Swedish Trading Company Limited
(c) Swedish Pharma
(d) The Swedish East India Company

Ans. (d)

Which legislative body in Sweden is responsible for passing laws and making decisions on national policies?
(a) Parliament
(b) Senate
(c) Council of Elders
(d) Assembly of Representatives

Answer. (a)

Which city is known as Sweden’s second-largest city and is an important port located on the west coast?
(a) Uppsala
(b) Gothenburg
(c) Malmö
(d) Lund

Answer. (b)

What is the traditional Swedish dish made of fermented herring, often served with crispbread and potatoes?
(a) Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs)
(b) Surströmming
(c) Gravlax
(d) Janssons frestelse

Answer. (b)

Which cultural celebration in Sweden is characterized by the exchange of gifts on December 24th and features a festive meal including dishes like herring, ham, and sausages?
(a) Midsommar
(b) Valborgsmässoafton
(c) Lucia Celebration
(d) Jul

Answer. (d)

Which ancient tradition involves celebrating the arrival of spring by lighting bonfires on the last day of April, also known as “Walpurgis Night”?
(a) Midsommar
(b) Valborgsmässoafton
(c) Lucia Celebration
(d) Jul

Answer. (b)

Which city is located in the southernmost part of Sweden and is connected to Denmark by the Øresund Bridge?
(a) Gothenburg
(b) Malmö
(c) Norrköping
(d) Örebro

Answer. (b)

In which early 18th-century war did Sweden lose significant territories, including parts of Finland, to Russia?
(a) Seven Years’ War
(b) War of the Spanish Succession
(c) Great Northern War
(d) War of the Austrian Succession

Answer. (c)

In October 2009 it was reported that what were being burnt as fuel at a ‘bioenergy’ plant in Karlskoga, in central Sweden to provide heat for the Varmland region?
(a) Roses
(b) Rabbits
(c) Reindeer
(d) Secret government files

Ans. (b)

Who is the head of state in Sweden?
(a) Prime Minister
(b) President
(c) King
(d) Chancellor

Answer. (c)

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Which Swedish city is famous for its historic university and cathedral, and is often associated with the medieval archbishop’s seat?
(a) Stockholm
(b) Visby
(c) Lund
(d) Uppsala

Answer. (d)

Which of these company was founded in Sweden?
(a) Apple Music
(b) Amazon Music
(c) Spotify
(d) Deezer

Answer. (c)

Which season in Sweden is characterized by long daylight hours, with the phenomenon known as the “Midnight Sun” occurring in the northern parts of the country?
(a) Winter
(b) Spring
(c) Summer
(d) Autumn

Answer. (c)

What is the largest lake in Sweden?
(a) Lake Geneva
(b) Lake Constance
(c) Lake Vänern
(d) Lake Como

Answer. (c)

Who is the Swedish pop music sensation famously known for hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia”?
(a) Celine Dion
(b) Adele
(c) ABBA
(d) Rihanna

Answer. (c)

Which Swedish actor is renowned for portraying the character Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
(a) Alexander Skarsgård
(b) Joel Kinnaman
(c) Stellan Skarsgård
(d) Chris Hemsworth

Answer. (d)

Which religion is historically associated with Sweden and was the dominant faith for centuries before the Reformation?
(a) Islam
(b) Judaism
(c) Christianity
(d) Buddhism

Answer. (c)

Which Swedish tennis player is known for winning multiple Grand Slam titles and is often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time?
(a) Stefan Edberg
(b) Bjorn Borg
(c) Mats Wilander
(d) Roger Federer

Answer. (b)

Approximately how many islands make up the Stockholm archipelago?
(a) 100
(b) 400
(c) 1,000
(d) 2,000

Answer. (d)

Which sweet treat is a popular Swedish pastry made from a cardamom-spiced dough, often twisted or shaped into knots?
(a) Kanelbulle (Cinnamon roll)
(b) Semla
(c) Pepparkakor (Gingerbread cookies)
(d) Prinsesstårta (Princess cake)

Answer. (a)

What is “gravlax,” a common Swedish dish served during festive occasions?
(a) Pickled herring
(b) Marinated salmon
(c) Meatballs in cream sauce
(d) Beet soup

Answer. (b)

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