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Test your knowledge about Finland


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the Swedish name for Helsinki

    • A.

      Helsingilainen

    • B.

      Helsingfors

    • C.

      Helsingiano

    Correct Answer
    B. Helsingfors
    Explanation
    Helsingfors is the correct answer because it is the Swedish name for the capital city of Finland, Helsinki. In Swedish, the city is referred to as "Helsingfors," while in Finnish it is called "Helsinki."

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  • 2. 

    As Italy and Finland battled for the right to host the European Food Standards Agency, the then Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi made disparaging comments about Finland. Which of the following statements was made by another European leader?

    • A.

      The Finns don't even know what prosciutto is

    • B.

      After Finland, (the UK) is the country with the worst food

    • C.

      There is absolutely no comparison between Parma ham and smoked reindeer

    Correct Answer
    B. After Finland, (the UK) is the country with the worst food
  • 3. 

    Which of the following is not true of Finland?

    • A.

      The country with the largest lake in Europe

    • B.

      The country with the largest island archipelago in Europe

    • C.

      Europe ½s most densely forested country

    Correct Answer
    A. The country with the largest lake in Europe
    Explanation
    Finland is known for having the largest lake in Europe, Lake Saimaa, so it is not true that Finland is not the country with the largest lake in Europe. However, it is true that Finland has the largest island archipelago in Europe and is Europe's most densely forested country.

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  • 4. 

    Who are the indigenous people of Finland?

    • A.

      Finnish

    • B.

      Swedish

    • C.

      Lapps

    Correct Answer
    C. Lapps
    Explanation
    The indigenous people of Finland are known as the Lapps. They are also referred to as the Sami people, who have inhabited the northern regions of Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia for thousands of years. The Lapps have their own distinct language, culture, and way of life, which revolves around reindeer herding, fishing, and handicrafts. They have faced challenges and discrimination throughout history but have managed to preserve their unique identity and traditions.

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  • 5. 

    What does * Kiitos* means?

    • A.

      Hi

    • B.

      Nice

    • C.

      Thanks

    Correct Answer
    C. Thanks
    Explanation
    The word "Kiitos" is a Finnish term that translates to "Thanks" in English. It is commonly used to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone.

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  • 6. 

    What are the two officials languages of Finland ?

    • A.

      Finnish - Swedish

    • B.

      Finnish - Russian

    • C.

      Finnish - Danish

    Correct Answer
    A. Finnish - Swedish
    Explanation
    Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish. This means that both languages have equal status and are used in official government documents, education, and public services. Finnish is the majority language, spoken by the majority of the population, while Swedish is mainly spoken by the Swedish-speaking minority. The status of Swedish as an official language in Finland is due to historical reasons, as Finland used to be a part of the Swedish kingdom before becoming an autonomous Grand Duchy under Russian rule.

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  • 7. 

    Which city was the capital of Finland?

    • A.

      Turku

    • B.

      Tampere

    • C.

      Lähti

    Correct Answer
    A. Turku
    Explanation
    Turku was the capital of Finland because it served as the country's administrative center from the 13th century until 1812. It was during this time that Finland was under Swedish rule, and Turku was chosen as the capital due to its strategic location on the southwestern coast. However, in 1812, the capital was moved to Helsinki, which offered better opportunities for trade and communication. Despite no longer being the capital, Turku remains an important cultural and historical city in Finland.

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  • 8. 

    Where is Finland located

    • A.

      Europe

    • B.

      Africa

    • C.

      North America

    Correct Answer
    A. Europe
    Explanation
    Finland is located in Europe. It is a country situated in Northern Europe, bordering Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. The Baltic Sea lies to the south of Finland. The country's geographical location and its inclusion in the European Union further confirm that Finland is indeed located in Europe.

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  • 9. 

    What is Suomi ?

    • A.

      a Finnish female surname

    • B.

      A famous fish meal in Finland

    • C.

      The national name of Finland

    Correct Answer
    C. The national name of Finland
    Explanation
    Suomi is the national name of Finland. It is used to refer to the country in the Finnish language. This term is commonly used by the Finnish people to identify their nation and is recognized internationally as the official name of Finland.

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  • 10. 

    What is the popular sport in Finland ?

    • A.

      Football

    • B.

      Badminton

    • C.

      Ice-hockey

    Correct Answer
    C. Ice-hockey
    Explanation
    Ice hockey is the popular sport in Finland. Finland has a strong ice hockey culture and the sport is widely followed and played in the country. The Finnish national ice hockey team has been successful in international competitions, including winning several World Championships and Olympic medals. Ice hockey is also played at various levels in Finland, from professional leagues to amateur and youth levels. The popularity of ice hockey in Finland can be attributed to factors like the country's climate, which is conducive to winter sports, and the passion and enthusiasm of the Finnish people for the sport.

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