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History of Greenland: Quiz


Question 1: During the 980s, explorers from ________ and Norway arrived at mainland Greenland and, finding the land unpopulated, settled on the southwest coast.

Question 2: By 1420, we know that the "________" had reached intense levels in Greenland.
Climate changeLittle Ice AgeCurrent sea level riseGlacier

Question 3: Because of the difficulties for the Danish government to govern the island during the war, and because of successful ________, especially of cryolite, Greenland came to enjoy a rather independent status.
EconomicsTradeInternational tradeExport

Question 4: It was argued that it kept the natives in non-profitable ways of life, holding back the potentially large ________ industry.
Fishing techniquesWild fisheriesFishingFishing industry

Question 5: Its supplies were guaranteed by the United States and ________.
BarbadosBelizeCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 6: Star Wars and Thule – Bringing the Cold War Back to Greenland – 2001 ________ report.
GreenpeaceOverfishingBiofuelConvention on Biological Diversity

Question 7: Another recent controversy surrounds the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), which the ________ upgraded in recent years to a phased array radar.
United States Air ForceAir Force Reserve CommandCivil Air PatrolAir National Guard

Question 8: To Europeans, ________ was unknown until the 10th century, when Icelandic Vikings settled on the southwestern coast.
MadeiraGreenlandAzoresFaroe Islands

Question 9: The last group from what later became ________ arrived in 1864.
United StatesUnited KingdomBarbadosCanada

Question 10: Around 1200, another Arctic culture, the Thule, arrived from the west, having emerged 200 years earlier in ________.
United StatesAlaskaWashingtonNorthwestern United States


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