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Icelandic name: Quiz

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Question 1: Before 1925, it was legal to adopt new family names; one Icelander to do so was the ________-winning author Halldór Laxness.
Nobel Peace PrizeNobel FoundationNobel PrizeNobel Prize controversies

Question 2: Iceland shares a common cultural heritage with the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and ________ with its crown dependency the Faroe Islands.
LuxembourgLithuaniaSpainDenmark

Question 3: Naming conventions share similarities with Icelandic names: Ethiopian name, ________, Russian patronymics, Scottish Gaelic personal naming system
Mongolian nameChinese namePersonal nameIndonesian names

Question 4: A person's ________ indicates the first name of the person's father (patronymic) or in some cases mother (matronymic).
Icelandic namePersonal nameSurnameFamily name

Question 5: In ________, where Icelandic-style name-patronyms are also used (such as Ivan Petrovich), the much larger population has made actual surnames inevitable in large cities.
United StatesRussian cultureRussiaMoscow

Question 6: By way of example, the ________, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, would not be addressed as Mrs.
Angela MerkelGordon BrownSilvio BerlusconiPrime minister

Question 7: A well-known example is Leif Ericson, son of ________.
Eastern SettlementErik the RedSkrælingL'Anse aux Meadows

Question 8: First, they must contain only letters found in the ________ and second, they must be able to be declined (that is, modified according to their grammatical case).
Icelandic languageLatin alphabetDiacriticIcelandic alphabet

Question 9: Icelandic names differ from most Western ________ systems by being patronymic (and sometimes matronymic) in that they reflect the immediate father (or mother) of the child and not the historic family lineage.
MatrilinealitySerbiaFamily nameSon

Question 10: The Icelandic system does not use ________.
SonSerbiaMatrilinealityFamily name







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