Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sweden. In the northern edge of the country, Norway also shares a shorter border with Russia and Finland. Sweden ruled over the people of Norway after the Napoleonic Wars, when Denmark sided with Napoleon and fell into heavy debt, eventually ceding Norway to the Swedes.
|Norway enjoys playing Football (Assoc.). Their most successful team in the late 1990's and early 2000's was Rosenborg Ballklubb, qualifying for the group stage in the champions league 10 out of 11 years between 1995 and 2005. What city hosts this team?||Tough Norway Quiz
Trondheim. Trondheim is named after the fjord near the city, called Trondheimsfjorden. Leif Ericsson, the famous Viking explorer came from this city, which used to be the seat of the Kings of Norway.
South-west. Stavanger is a city in Rogaland County on the southwest coast of Norway. Most of the oil drilled by Norway in the North Sea comes through this city. By tradition, the city was founded in 1125AD.
Stortinget . The Storting was set up back in 1814, when Denmark still ruled over Norway. It is made up of two houses the Lagting and the Odelsting (though this system may be abolished in 2008-9).
Harald Fairhair. In 866AD, Harald united all the small kingdoms of Norway under his rule. His many sons caused the kingdom much grief, as Harald gave all of them royal titles, and all of them wanted the throne. Harald died in 933AD at the ripe old age of 83.
Oslo. In 2006, Oslo's population topped half a million people. Oslo was built in 1048 by King Harald Hardråde according to Norse tradition.
Christian Michelsen. Kjell Magne Bondevik was elected Prime Minister in 1997 and in 2001, and both times he was replaced by Jens Stoltenberg, in 2000 and 2005. Norway is a constitutional monarchy, and the King has a figurehead role. When the union between Sweden and Norway dissolved in 1905, the Prime Minister of Norway moved to sit in Oslo.
Harald . Born in Oslo in 1937, Harald lived in exile with the Norse government in Washington DC during the Second World War. He was diagnosed with cancer, and quit his chain-smoking in 2005.
|What is the name of the town which hosted the 1994 Olympic Winter Games?||Norway Knowledge
|Norway's coastline, INCLUDING off-shore islands, inlets and fjords, is approximately how long?||Norway Knowledge II
|Who was the first King of Norway when final independence was attained in 1905?||Norway Knowledge II
|What is the name of the country Norway gained its final independence from in 1905?||Norway Knowledge II
|What is the name of the treacherous current that flows between two of the Lofoten Islands?||9 for 10 - Norway
Maelstrom. The treacherous current and whirlpools in the area of the Lofoten Islands off the north coast of Norway have inspired works by Jules Verne and Edgar Alan Poe.
Ibsen. Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is a world renown playwright. "A Doll's House" "Ghosts" and "Hedda Gabler" are some of his best known works.
|Norwegian painter Munch and Norwegian composer Grieg both had the same first name. What was it?||9 for 10 - Norway
Edvard. Edvard Grieg (1843 to 1907) is a composer known for his works based on Norwegian folk music. He is best known for the music he composed for Ibsen's "Peer Gynt". Artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944)is best known for "The Scream".
Harald V. King Harald V came to the throne in 1991 after the death of his father King Olav V.
Norge. The name Norge was given to the dirigible in which the Norwegian explorer Amundsen flew over the North Pole in 1926.
Oslo. Norwegian speed skater Hjalmar Andersen won three gold medals including breaking the records in the 5,000m and the 10,000m. The Summer Olympics that year were held in Helsinki, Finland.