Top 10 Norway facts Selected as the most interesting among Scandinavia related questions in Scandinavia quiz Which of the following European mountain ranges will rise the most in the next century?Scandinavian Mountains. 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgtectonics facts » After whom is Queen Maud Land in Antarctica named?Norwegian queen. 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.Created by: globalquiz.orggeographical names facts » How is this skiing technique called?Telemark is a form of downhill skiing using bindings where the boot is attached only at the toe (similar to those of Cross-country skiing). It came to the attention of the Norwegian public in 1868, when Sondre Norheim took part in a ski jumping competition. Norheim's technique of fluid turns soon dominated skiing. Starting in the 1910s, newer techniques based on the stem gradually replaced Telemark in the Alpine countries, as easier to master and more suitable for steep slopes.Created by: Nguyễn Văn Thànhskiing facts » During World War II, the Norwegian resistance launched a series of sabotage actions against Hydroelectric plant in Vemor, Norway. Why?To disrupt German nuclear project. In 1934, at Vemork, Norsk Hydro built the first commercial plant capable of producing heavy water as a byproduct of fertilizer production. In 1943, a team of British-trained Norwegian commandos succeeded in destroying the production facility with a second attempt, Operation Gunnerside. Operation Gunnerside was later evaluated as the most successful act of sabotage in all of World War II.Created by: Riho IshiiWorld War II facts » Which European country capital was named Kristiania?Oslo. 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.Created by: Kasiacities of Scandinavia facts » What is the longest mountain range in Europe? (not counting Ural)Scandinavian mountains are 1,700 km long. Carpathians - 1,500 km. Alpes and Apennines - 1,200 km. Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Scandinavia facts » Where was this photo taken?In Norway. This is a traditional Norwegian storehouse on pillars. The shape of the building makes it well adapted to large amounts of snow. Created by: globalquiz.orgScandinavia facts » In which countries there is a government monopoly on the sale of liquor?In Scandinavia. The state-run vendor is called Systembolaget in Sweden, Vinmonopolet in Norway and Alko in Finland. The governments of these countries claim that the purpose of these monopolies is to reduce the consumption of alcohol.Created by: CleoFinland facts » In which Nordic country was this photo taken?Norway. The Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo houses vessels and maps from the 1964 Kon-Tiki expedition, during which Norwegian etnographer Thor Heyerdahl sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a self-built raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands.Created by: globalquiz.orgmuseums facts » Which country borders Russia?Norway borders Sweden, Finland and Russia.Created by: globalquiz.orgNorthern Europe facts » Play Scandinavia quiz and see all the questions.