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Quiz about 20 Famous Norwegians
Quiz about 20 Famous Norwegians

20 Famous Norwegians Trivia Quiz


In this quiz I will test your knowledge about Norwegian celebrities.

A multiple-choice quiz by author. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
author
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
96,421
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
13 / 20
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911
Last 3 plays: Guest 141 (18/20), Guest 175 (6/20), kstyle53 (19/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. He became king of Norway in 1991, succeeding his father, Olav V. Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. He had two periods as prime minister of Norway between 1997-2000 and 2001-2005. Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. She became the first female prime minister of Norway in 1981. Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. He was the first man to reach the South Pole in 1911.

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 5 of 20
5. He was the first man to go skiing over Greenland in 1888.

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 6 of 20
6. He was appointed "minister president" of a "national government" in Norway in 1942 by Nazi Germany.

Answer: ( Two words, or just surname )
Question 7 of 20
7. He was King of Norway 1905-57. Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. He was King of Norway 1957-91. Hint


Question 9 of 20
9. He was prime minister of Norway 1945, 1945-51, 1955-63, and 1963-65. Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. He was the leader of several expeditions, for example, to Easter Island 1955-56 (Kon-Tiki).

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 11 of 20
11. He was a celebrated striker of English soccer team Manchester United. Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. He is Norway´s most famous painter. He painted "The Scream" in the 1890s.

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 13 of 20
13. He is Norway´s most famous composer, he wrote music to the play "Peer Gynt" in 1875.

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 14 of 20
14. He is Norway´s most famous playwright, known for plays like "A Doll´s House" and "Peer Gynt."

Answer: (First and last name or surname only)
Question 15 of 20
15. He is the most famous Norwegian novelist, known for "Hunger" (1890), "Pan" (1894), and "The Growth of the Soil" (1917).

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 16 of 20
16. She gained the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. He is Norway´s most famous sculptor, known for his giant sculpture park in Oslo.

Answer: (Surname only)
Question 18 of 20
18. He was the first General Secretary of the United Nations (1946-53). Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. He fronts the pop group, A-Ha, famous with the hit "Take On Me" in 1985. Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. She is Norway´s most famous actress. She played in several Ingmar Bergman movies. Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. He became king of Norway in 1991, succeeding his father, Olav V.

Answer: Harald V

He was made king after his father, Olav V, died in 1991.
2. He had two periods as prime minister of Norway between 1997-2000 and 2001-2005.

Answer: Kjell Magne Bondevik

Kjell Magne Bondevik represents the Christian People´s Party.
3. She became the first female prime minister of Norway in 1981.

Answer: Gro Harlem Brundtland

Gro Harlem Brundtland is the present (September 2002) head of World Health Organisation. As a prime minister she represented the Labour Party.
4. He was the first man to reach the South Pole in 1911.

Answer: Amundsen

Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole December 14, 1911, five weeks before R.F. Scott.
5. He was the first man to go skiing over Greenland in 1888.

Answer: Nansen

Fridttjof Nansen failed to reach the North Pole in 1895. He got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.
6. He was appointed "minister president" of a "national government" in Norway in 1942 by Nazi Germany.

Answer: Vidkun Quisling

Sadly enough, the word "quisling" is one of the few international words originating from Norwegian, of course, after Vidkun Quisling.
7. He was King of Norway 1905-57.

Answer: Håkon VII

Haakon VII was originally Prince Carl of Denmark.
8. He was King of Norway 1957-91.

Answer: Olav V

Olav V was made king when his father, Haakon VII, died in 1957.
9. He was prime minister of Norway 1945, 1945-51, 1955-63, and 1963-65.

Answer: Einar Gerhardsen

Einar Gerhardsen represented the Labour Party and was head of government in a long period with Social Democrat rule in Norway.
10. He was the leader of several expeditions, for example, to Easter Island 1955-56 (Kon-Tiki).

Answer: Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl was also leader of two expeditions from Morocco to South America, in 1969 and 1970 (Ra 1 and Ra 2). He died in 2002.
11. He was a celebrated striker of English soccer team Manchester United.

Answer: Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is also striker on the (at the time not so successful) Norwegian national team.
12. He is Norway´s most famous painter. He painted "The Scream" in the 1890s.

Answer: Munch

Edvard Munch is one of the most famous modern expressionist painters of the world.
13. He is Norway´s most famous composer, he wrote music to the play "Peer Gynt" in 1875.

Answer: Grieg

Edvard Grieg is also known for his versions of Norwegian folk music and for his piano concert in A minor, which is still much played.
14. He is Norway´s most famous playwright, known for plays like "A Doll´s House" and "Peer Gynt."

Answer: Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen´s "A Doll´s House" was very controversial at the time with its questioning of marriage and bourgouise happiness.
15. He is the most famous Norwegian novelist, known for "Hunger" (1890), "Pan" (1894), and "The Growth of the Soil" (1917).

Answer: Hamsun

Knut Hamsun was a controversial person because of his support to Nazi Germany. He gained the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1920.
16. She gained the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.

Answer: Sigrid Undset

Sigrid Undset gained the prize for the medieval novels "Kristin Lavransdatter" (1920-22) and "Olav Audunsson" (1925-27).
17. He is Norway´s most famous sculptor, known for his giant sculpture park in Oslo.

Answer: Vigeland

Gustav Vigeland´s most famous work "The Monolith" is located in the so called Vigeland Park in Oslo along with many of his other works.
18. He was the first General Secretary of the United Nations (1946-53).

Answer: Trygve Lie

Trygve Lie was also a well known Labour politician in Norway.
19. He fronts the pop group, A-Ha, famous with the hit "Take On Me" in 1985.

Answer: Morten Harket

Morten Harket and the other guys in A-Ha were teen idols all over the world in the 1980s. Paal Waaktaar, another A-Ha member, also plays in the band, Savoy, together with his wife.
20. She is Norway´s most famous actress. She played in several Ingmar Bergman movies.

Answer: Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann also has a daughter with Ingmar Bergman.
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