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Quiz about An Exhilarating Excursion Through Estonia
Quiz about An Exhilarating Excursion Through Estonia

An Exhilarating Excursion Through Estonia Quiz


As Confucius once said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". Let's take the first step towards Estonia, a wonderful country filled with a rich history and a booming culture. See how much you know about it. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by Oidioid32123. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Oidioid32123
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
367,639
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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178
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Question 1 of 10
1. As we embark on our journey to Estonia, we fly from Quizzyland to the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. Who or what is this airport named after? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. One stop on our journey is to an ancient castle that was a fort for over 1,000 years, but in the modern era holds the Estonian Parliament. What is this landmark? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. While we're here, we might as well go visit the highest point in Estonia. The Estonian name for it is Suur Munamägi, meaning Big Egg Mountain in English, but in what group of hills is it located? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The next destination on our excursion is the Baltic Sea, which makes part of the Estonian coast. If we're headed to the country's largest island, a popular vacation spot, where are we going? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. We are heading back to the mainland to see something quite interesting. What is Laelatu Meadow known for? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. If you're looking for something older, you can go to the easternmost city in Estonia on the border of Russia. What ancient city is this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. We are now headed to the extreme south of Estonia. What city lends its name to the county and parish that it is located in? It sounds similar to one of the languages spoken there. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. It's time for a tour of the Emajõgi River! This would not be complete without a tour of the main city on the river, well-known for housing one of Estonia's most prestigious universities and its Supreme Court. Where are we headed? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. How often do you get to witness history? The Pulli settlement is the oldest in Estonia. Which river is it located near? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Our tour would not be complete without revisiting Tallinn one last time before leaving. What was this wonderful capital city's old name, which it had for hundreds of years until 1917, and again during the Nazi invasion? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. As we embark on our journey to Estonia, we fly from Quizzyland to the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. Who or what is this airport named after?

Answer: A famous Estonian politician

The airport was named after Lennart Meri, the man who led Estonia to independence from the Soviet Union. When he died in 2006, the Estonian government found it fitting to name Tallinn's main airport after him. Ülemiste is the neighborhood in Tallinn that houses the airport, and sometimes the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is known as The Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport.

The Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the busiest airport in Estonia, however there are other airports in Tallinn: the Tallinn-Linnahall Heliport and the Tallinn-Lasnamäe Airfield.
2. One stop on our journey is to an ancient castle that was a fort for over 1,000 years, but in the modern era holds the Estonian Parliament. What is this landmark?

Answer: Toompea Castle

What a wonderful landmark it is! Toompea Castle was built before the year 900, and it was occupied by people from many different countries and empires, including Denmark, the Holy Roman Empire (modern day Germany), Sweden, Poland, the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union. Today, the castle is a historic piece of central Tallinn.
3. While we're here, we might as well go visit the highest point in Estonia. The Estonian name for it is Suur Munamägi, meaning Big Egg Mountain in English, but in what group of hills is it located?

Answer: Haanja Upland

Don't you just love the view from here? Suur Munamägi is known for the numerous towers built on top of it. Over the years, all of the towers have been destroyed or dismantled in order to make way for newer, more impressive towers. Located in the southeastern section of the country in the county of Võru, Suur Munamägi can be found near Estonia's borders with Russia and Latvia.

It stands 1,043 feet high. The Haanja Upland covers much of Southern Estonia and parts of Latvia.
4. The next destination on our excursion is the Baltic Sea, which makes part of the Estonian coast. If we're headed to the country's largest island, a popular vacation spot, where are we going?

Answer: Saaremaa

If you look around, you'll see the birthplace of several famous people. Although Hannibal Sehested was Danish, he was born in Saaremaa in 1609. He later ruled Norway, which was at the time a colony of Denmark. Another famous person from Saaremaa was Louis Isadore Kahn. Although he later moved to America, Kahn was an architect in the 20th century.

The island of Saaremaa itself is 1,032 square miles, and is almost three times as large as the second-largest Estonian island, Hiiumaa. When translated to English, Saaremaa means 'island land'.
5. We are heading back to the mainland to see something quite interesting. What is Laelatu Meadow known for?

Answer: Its biodiversity in terms of plant life

What a wonderful sight for us to see! Isn't it amazing? In every square meter in Laelatu Meadow, you will find about 76 different species of plants. This is due to the fact that different plants from different parts of ecological succession have been found in Laelatu Meadow. Ecological succession occurs when some plants inhabit an area, and then the area is home to more different plants as time progresses.
6. If you're looking for something older, you can go to the easternmost city in Estonia on the border of Russia. What ancient city is this?

Answer: Narva

Doesn't it just feel like you're going back in time? Narva was first settled around 4,000 BC. It has contained a fortified settlement since 1,000 BC. It was part of the Narva culture, an ancient civilization that once stretched across the Baltic states.

It is next to an extremely short river called the Narva River, which, although only 48 miles long, helps to create the Estonian-Russian border.
7. We are now headed to the extreme south of Estonia. What city lends its name to the county and parish that it is located in? It sounds similar to one of the languages spoken there.

Answer: Võru

Võru was founded in 1784 when Estonia was under Russian control. If you'll look to the left, you'll see Lake Tamula, a beautiful lake that can be found there. Lake Tamula is not all great, however, as Taavi Peetre, a shotput thrower, drowned there. Võru shares its name with Võru county and Võru parish. One of the languages spoken there and in the surrounding area is Võro.
8. It's time for a tour of the Emajõgi River! This would not be complete without a tour of the main city on the river, well-known for housing one of Estonia's most prestigious universities and its Supreme Court. Where are we headed?

Answer: Tartu

What a wonderful place to gain knowledge! The University of Tartu is one of the most well-respected colleges in Estonia. The city itself has been around for over 2,000 years. It is located in the southeast of the country and is 116 miles away from Tallinn.

The Estonian Supreme Court meets in the Tartu Town Hall. It is located along the banks of the Emajõgi River, which is 62 miles long and connects two lakes in Estonia, Võrtsjärv and Peipsi.
9. How often do you get to witness history? The Pulli settlement is the oldest in Estonia. Which river is it located near?

Answer: Pärnu

The Pärnu River is the second-longest river in Estonia, only behind the Võhandu River. The Pulli Settlement was home to the first domesticated dog in Estonia. Also, any flint tools were found there. Although today it is far from the Pärnu River, back in 9000 BC it was right on it.
10. Our tour would not be complete without revisiting Tallinn one last time before leaving. What was this wonderful capital city's old name, which it had for hundreds of years until 1917, and again during the Nazi invasion?

Answer: Reval

Isn't it cool the way names change like that? The other cities are other former names of Estonian cities. Kingissepa was the former name for Kuressaare, the largest city in Saaremaa. It was called Kuressaare until 1952, and Kingissepa from 1952 until 1988. Jurjev and Dorpat were former names for Tartu.

The city was called Jurjev until 1893 and then Tartu from 1893 to 1918. Tallinn was called Reval until 1917, then Tallinna or Tallinn from 1918 until 1941, then Reval from 1941 to 1944, and Tallinn again from 1944 onward.
Source: Author Oidioid32123

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