Top 10 Scandinavia 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 » Which large island did the USA try to buy for $100,000,000 in 1946?Greenland. On 8 April 1941, the United States occupied Greenland in order to defend it against a possible invasion by Germany. After the end of WW2, the United States wished to keep the island for strategic reasons and offered $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia facts » What is the second largest island in Europe? (After Great Britain)Iceland, having area of 103 000 km², is larger than Ireland (84 406 km²). Other European islands are much smaller.Created by: Przemekgeography of Europe facts » Which country other than Sweden, has the largest Swedish-speaking population?Finland was a part of Sweden from the 12th to the 19th century. Many Swedish settlers arrived at the coastal regions during the medieval time. In the 17th century, Swedish became the dominant language of the nobility, administration and education. Today, the Swedish minority in Finland numbers 280,000 people.Created by: globalquiz.orgFinland facts » Which of European peninsulas has the most unstable shoreline?Scandinavian Peninsula. Before the 18th century, it was thought in Sweden that sea levels were falling. On the initiative of Anders Celsius a number of marks were made in rock on different locations along the Swedish coast. In 1765 it was possible to conclude that it was not a lowering of sea levels but an uneven rise of land, later recognized as post-glacial rebound.Created by: Debbie Foxgeography of Scandinavia facts » This photo was taken in one of European capitals. Where?In Helsinki. These powerful icebreakers are docked for the summer season at the port of Helsinki. Almost all of Finland trade comes through the brackish Gulf of Finland, which freezes easily during winter.Created by: Debbie Foxcities of Scandinavia facts » Which European countries once instituted prohibition of alcohol?Nordic Countries. In the early twentieth century, much of the impetus for the prohibition movement in the Nordic countries and North America came from moralistic convictions of pietistic Protestants. Nordic countries had started prohibition before the United States did. Between 1915-1919, laws were passed in Norway, Iceland and Finland. Created by: globalquiz.orgalcohol facts » Which city is known for its cave-like subway stations?Stockholm. Many stations on the Stockholm metro use organic architecture, which leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured, appearing to be based on natural cave systems.Created by: globalquiz.orgmetro facts » Which consumer electronics manufacturer also produced tires?Nokian Tyres was split from the Nokia Corporation in 1988. Nokia, which became the largest mobile telephone manufacturer in 1998, ended its ownership interest in Nokian Tyres in 2003.Created by: Monica Stillertires 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 » Play Scandinavia quiz and see all the questions.