Thursday, September 27, 2007

[country quiz] tough one this evening


Your task, for ten points, is to name the country in each case:

1. Lýðveldið Ísland is the native name for the island otherwise known as:

a. Baffin Island

b. Iceland

c. Tasmania

2. The island settled by Ingólfur Arnarson around 874AD was:

a. Iceland

b. Jersey

c. Staten Island

3. The world's fifth economy, in terms of GDP is:

a. Italy

b. Iran

c. Iceland

4. Which of these is not in the EU?

a. France

b. Germany

c. Iceland

5. Which country executed its last Catholic bishop to make way for a Lutheran?

a. Iceland

b. Wales

c. Jamaica

6. In which country were there riots and disorder when it joined NATO on March 30, 1949?

a. The U.S.A.

b. Iceland

c. Trinidad

7. Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður and Mosfellsbær can be found in the capital of:

a. Iceland

b. Norman England

c. Jamaica

8. The island which is 11% glaciated is:

a. Jersey

b. Iceland

c. Fiji

9. The country with no native reptiles or amphibians on the island but around 1,300 known species of insects is:

a. Scotland

b. Ireland

c. Iceland

10. The country with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge running right through the guts of it is:

a. New Zealand

b. Jamaica

c. Iceland

Nope, I'm not going to tell you the answer.

Alþingi at Þingvellir - I've stood here. Just thought you'd like to know.


Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Do I ditect a recurring theme here?

Ellee said...

Do you know all the answers before you start compiling these lists?

Lord Higham- Murray said...

Crushed - whatever gave you that idea?

Lady Ellee - I'm just a humble man. I know little. Wiki does it all.

Liz said...

I know none of the answers. But I can spot a link when I see one.

jmb said...

By a process of elimination I think I got a passing grade in this quiz.
A little nostalgia perhaps?

Ian Appleby said...

Are you taking a leaf out of Mutley's book and angling for a sponsorship deal?

Lord Higham- Murray said...

Liz - clever girl.

JMB - a lot of nostalgia.

Ian - yes.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Really tough, that!

Bag said...

I need more clues.

Shades said...

Is it Botswana?

Kizzie said...

this is what i knowm or think I know!

I'm guessing the answers for all questions...iceland!

Lord Higham- Murray said...

Welsh - how did you do?

Bag - :)

Shades - go to the top of the class.

Kizzie, after due deliberation - you're not wrong!