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What do you know about Scandinavian fabulous creatures? Quiz

Fantastic creatures known to us from Scandinavian sagas, myths and legends are not always friendly. Some of those who lived in mountains, forests and other secluded places were the cause of local misfortunes – avalanches and rockfalls, fires, loss of livestock and so on. Others were kind and appreciated the good deeds provided to them by people. Are you ready to meet some of these creatures and to know some facts connected with them?

  • A _____________________ – a home spirit from Nordic folklore which is typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas time.

    • gnome
    • fairy
    • nisse
    • goblin
  • Fabulous creatures appear in the play _____________________ by the famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.

    • “Peer Gynt”
    • “A Doll’s House”
    • “Ghosts”
    • “Hedda Gabler”
  • You can buy figurines of _____________________ in most souvenir shops in Norway.

    • elves
    • witches
    • trolls
    • fairies
  • A natural gas and oil field, one of the biggest in the North Sea, is called:

    • Elf
    • Gnome
    • Fairy
    • Troll
  • _____________________ is one of the most popular and visited tourist destinations in Norway.

    • Witchstigen
    • Gnomestigen
    • Trollstigen
    • Elfstigen
  • John Bauer – Swedish painter and illustrator – is best known for his illustrations of an anthology of Swedish folklore and fairy tales called:

    • “Among Elves”
    • “Among Gnomes and Trolls”
    • “Among Witches”
    • “Among Fairies”
  • The Icelandic _____________________ play a role similar to Santa Claus.

    • Yule Lads
    • Elves
    • Fairies
    • Gnomes
  • _____________________ are the central characters in a series of books by Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and painter Tove Jansson.

    • The Moomins
    • The Trolls
    • The Gnomes
    • The Elves
  • Theodor Kittelsen – one of the most popular artists in Norway – often painted _____________________.

    • witches
    • trolls
    • goblins
    • gnomes

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