10 most difficult geography of Scandinavia riddlesGeography of Scandinavia quiz
Which European country capital was named Kristiania?
In 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV the city was destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt and renamed Christiania in the king's honor. Following a spelling reform, it was known as Kristiania from 1877 to 1925, when its original name was restored.
Where is the Gulf of Bothnia?
between Finland and Russia
between Sweden and Finland
between Sweden and Denmark
between Finland and Estonia
A number of rivers from both countries flow into the gulf. As a result, a salinity gradient exists from north to south. In the south the water is the normal brackish water of the Baltic Sea, but in the north, the salinity is so low, that one can no longer taste the salt in the water and many freshwater fish thrive in it.
If the whole of Scandinavia was one country, how populous would that be?
80 million (as much as Germany)
60 million (as much as Italy)
40 million (as much as Poland)
26 million (as much as Jakarta)
The combined GDP of Scandinavia would make it the 13th economic power in the world, about equal to Russia and India.
Where is Copenhagen?
at point 1
at point 2
at point 3
at point 4
Copenhagen faces the Øresund to the east, the strait of water that separates Denmark from Sweden, and which connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. The Swedish towns of Malmö and Landskrona lie on the Swedish side of the sound directly across from Copenhagen.
What is the elevation of the highest point in the kingdom of Denmark?
approx 3.7 m (12 ft)
approx 37 m (120 ft)
approx 370 m (1200 ft)
approx 3700 m (12000 ft)
Gunnbjørn Fjeld is Greenland's highest mountain. It is a nunatak, a rocky peak protruding through glacial ice. The mountain is named after Gunnbjorn Ulfsson, the Viking who was the first European to reach Greenland.
Which of the following European mountain ranges will rise the most in the next century?
The whole Scandinavia experiences uplift as a result of post-glacial rebound. In northern Europe, this is clearly shown by the GPS data obtained by the BIFROST GPS network. The average uplift is less than 1cm/year, but it may accumulate to 400m during next 10,000 years.
After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?
Mythical queen of the Amazons
Queen Maud Land was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted. The name was initially applied in January 1930 to the land discovered by Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and Finn Lützow-Holm during Norvegia expedition of 1929–30. It was named after the Norwegian Queen Maud of Wales, wife of the then-reigning King Haakon VII.