Top 10 Sweden facts Selected as the most interesting among Sweden related questions in Sweden quiz Which country other than Sweden, has the largest Swedish-speaking population?Finland was a part of Sweden from the 12th to the 19th century. Many Swedish settlers arrived at the coastal regions during the medieval time. In the 17th century, Swedish became the dominant language of the nobility, administration and education. Today, the Swedish minority in Finland numbers 280,000 people.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia facts » Which of European peninsulas has the most unstable shoreline?Scandinavian Peninsula. Before the 18th century, it was thought in Sweden that sea levels were falling. On the initiative of Anders Celsius a number of marks were made in rock on different locations along the Swedish coast. In 1765 it was possible to conclude that it was not a lowering of sea levels but an uneven rise of land, later recognized as post-glacial rebound.Created by: Debbie Foxgeography of Scandinavia facts » Which city is known for its cave-like subway stations?Stockholm. Many stations on the Stockholm metro use organic architecture, which leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured, appearing to be based on natural cave systems.Created by: globalquiz.orgmetro facts » A psychological phenomenon in which hostages express sympathy to their captors is called after a certain city. Which one?Stockholm syndrome is named after the bank robbery in Stockholm in 1973. Several bank employees were held hostage in a bank vault for 6 days and became emotionally attached to their captors and even defended them after they were freed. Stockholm Syndrome does not necessarily require a hostage scenario. Essentially, victims mistake a lack of abuse from their oppressors for an act of kindness. Created by: Hitter smashercrime facts » Why do elements erbium, yttrium, ytterbium, terbium, have similar names?From the name of the Swedish Ytterby mine. Ytterby mine, located in the south-east part of the Swedish island and the town Resarö, was a rich source of many rare minerals. 4 chemical elements - yttrium, ytterbium, terbium and erbium - were named after the mine commemorating their origin.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyknames facts » Which car company manufactured aircraft before they started car production?Saab. In 1944 the war was near end and SAAB (Svenska Aeroplan Aktie Bolaget) realized that the demand for military aircraft will soon drop. A search for new markets resulted in starting a car business.Created by: globalquiz.orgcar brands facts » Which country had invaded Sweden in the past, causing Stockholm Bloodbath?Denmark. In 1520, a conflict arose between Swedish pro-unionists (in favor of the Kalmar Union, then dominated by Denmark) and anti-unionists (supporters of Swedish independence). This ended with intervention Danish forces under the command of King Christian II. Around 80-90 anti-unionists (mostly nobility and clergy) were subsequently executed.Created by: globalquiz.orgwars facts » Founding of one of the European capitals was a result of a tectonic movement. Which capital was it?Stockholm. In the 12th century, the Malaren Bay, a major trade route into central Sweden, was cut off the Baltic Sea as a result of post-glacial rebound of Scandinavia. The trade ships had to unload the cargo in the bay mouth that became too shallow to sail, which led to foundation of Stockholm at this place. Today, Malaren Lake is 0.7 m above sea level.Created by: Nicole Fawcettcities of Scandinavia facts » In which countries there is a government monopoly on the sale of liquor?In Scandinavia. The state-run vendor is called Systembolaget in Sweden, Vinmonopolet in Norway and Alko in Finland. The governments of these countries claim that the purpose of these monopolies is to reduce the consumption of alcohol.Created by: CleoFinland facts » Who directed "Persona", "Fanny and Alexander" and "Wild Strawberries"?Ingmar Bergman. Bergman is recognized as one of the most influential and accomplished directors of all time. He directed more than 60 films and received numerous international awards.Created by: KYRTAPSfilm facts » Play Sweden quiz and see all the questions.