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History of Iceland: Quiz


Question 1: This article is about the history of the areas comprising modern-day ________.

Question 2: The occupation of Denmark by ________ began on April 9, 1940, severing communications between Iceland and Denmark.
Adolf HitlerAxis powersNazi GermanyNazism

Question 3: During the first year of ________, Iceland strictly enforced a position of neutrality, taking action against both British and German forces violating the laws of neutrality.
Second Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War II

Question 4: The settlers of Iceland were dominantly pagans and worshipped the Norse gods, among them Odin, Thor, Freyr and ________.

Question 5: Iceland remained for a long time one of the world's last larger islands uninhabited by ________.
HumanHomoHuman evolutionMind

Question 6: On May 10, 1940, British military forces began an invasion of Iceland when they sailed into Reykjavík harbour in ________.
Norwegian CampaignInvasion of IcelandOccupation of DenmarkOperation Weserübung

Question 7: Iceland had prospered during the course of the war, amassing considerable ________ in foreign banks.
International tradeSovereign wealth fundInternational Monetary FundForeign exchange reserves

Question 8: When the two kingdoms of Denmark and Norway were separated by the Treaty of Kiel in 1814 following the ________, Denmark kept Iceland as a dependency.
Napoleonic WarsFirst French EmpireGrande ArméeNapoleon I

Question 9: Around the time Iceland became a vassal state of Norway, a climate shift occurred—a phenomenon now called the ________.
Current sea level riseGlacierClimate changeLittle Ice Age

Question 10: The Act of Union, a December 1, 1918, agreement with Denmark, recognized Iceland as a fully-sovereign state — the Kingdom of Iceland - joined with Denmark in a ________ with the Danish king.
Political unionUnited KingdomSpainPersonal union


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