WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DENMARK?


How much do you know about Denmark? What do you know about its people? We give you 10 questions, each divided into 3 parts. And we give you 6 answers. Make your choice and write down your answers. For every correct answer you get 1 point. If you answer correctly on all 3 parts of the same question you get 1 extrapoint, that is 4 points on that question.

All set? Good luck!



Question  1: What is the significance of the following words?

A: kirke           1: happy
B: uge           2: closed
C: lukket           3: sight
            4: week
            5: church
            6: young



Question  2: Which three of the following islands belong to Denmark?

  1: Gotland
  2: Bornholm
  3: Memmert
  4: Amager
  5: Lolland
  6: Texel



Question  3: The Danish counting is a little complicated. How much is this?

A: halvtreds           1: 4
B: femten           2: 15
C: firs           3: 20
            4: 40
            5: 50
            6: 80



Question 4: Which year belongs to the following incidents?

A: Denmark lost Schleswig-Holstein to Prussia/Austria           1: 1397
B: The Union of Kalmar was realised           2: 1438
C: The union with Norway was dissolved           3: 1646
            4: 1722
            5: 1814
            6: 1864



Question 5: Which three places of interest are a World Heritage Site?

  1: The open-air museum in Lyngby
  2: The runes and the church of Jelling
  3: The cathedral of Roskilde
  4: The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
  5: The Wiking's fortress in Trelleborg
  6: Kronborg Castle near Helsingör



Question 6: What was the Christian name of the following famous Danes?

A: the fairy-tale writer Andersen           1: Søren
B: the astronomer Brahe           2: Jens Peter
C: the philosopher Kierkegaard           3: Hans Christian
            4: Peer
            5: Frederik
            6: Tycho



Question 7: When is the celebration of what?

A: St. Martin (Mortens aften)           1: May, 5th
B: national holiday           2: June, 5th
C: St. John's Eve (Johannisaften)           3: June, 23rd
            4: August, 20th
            5: November, 10th
            6: December, 13th



Question 8: Which three cities are situated on Zealand?

  1: Roskilde
  2: Esbjerg
  3: Copenhagen
  4: Ringsted
  5: Odense
  6: Randers



Question 9: What is the name of

A: the Queen           1: Frederik
B: the Prince Consort           2: Ingrid
C: the Crown Prince           3: Alexandra
            4: Joakim
            5: Margarethe
            6: Henrik



Question 10: Who is the author of the following novels?

A: the Jade Cat           1: Karen Blixen
B: Out of Africa           2: Herman Bang
C: The Woman and the Ape           3: Lars Bonnevie
            4: Bodil Bredsdorff
            5: Suzanne Brøgger
            6: Peter Høeg



Bernhard Kauntz, 2004


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