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Can you name the A-Z(Ö) of Nordic History?
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Danish author of Ugly Duckling
Famous Swedish director of Wild Strawberries
Fish-related conflicts between Iceland and United Kingdom
Norwegian cross-country skier who has the most Winter Olympic medals
Goddess of love in Nordic mythology
War between Sweden and Russia in early 18th Century
Norwegian expeditioner who had a vessel called Kon-Tiki
Swedish furniture giant
Danish, Norwegian and Swedish personal unions in 1397–1523
The first Secretary-General of the United Nations
Norwegian painter famous for 'The Scream'
Non-legislative inter-parliamentary body for the region, formed in 1952
Scandinavian god and father of Thor
Swedish Prime Minister murdered in 1986
Norwegian politician synonymous for treachery
Danish Secretary-General of NATO
Finnish composer of Finlandia
Former capital of Finland
The oldest university in Scandinavia
Ancient marine warriors known for pillaging
105 days war between Finland and Russia in 1939-40
First name of PSG's Swedish football player
An island group which the League of Nations ordered to Finland
Famous bridge from Sweden to Denmark (and vice versa)
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Feb 7th, 2013 at 19:20 GMT
Feb 8th, 2013 at 02:29 GMT
@Aprilli: Nice job for your first quiz!... I recommend that you adjust your columns (using the sliders on the style page) so that their widths are more proportionate to the data appearing. It'll look nice, and then the lower clues of the quiz should all still be visible without a need to scroll the page. You can experiment with it... maybe 15%/30%/55% or thereabouts might work. You can also play around with adding some color. -napb (History editor)
Feb 8th, 2013 at 10:01 GMT
Needapausebutton: Thanks for your help! :)
Feb 8th, 2013 at 17:49 GMT
Wow, looks real nice now! Got a couple more tips for you:
1) Include more “alternate answers” corresponding to the letters, e.g., accept “Andersen” for “A”; “Daehlie” as well as “Dahlie”; “Kalmar” (since you are already mentioning that it is a Union in the hint), “Great Northern” (same reason)
2) There is a way in which you can “reveal” all the answers with vowels (or diacritics) intact, by adding them
in front of
the other answers on your data page. For example, to do that, as well as to cover “D” alternates, you’d have:
Bjørn Dæhlie/Dæhlie/Bjorn Daehlie/Daehlie/Bjorn Dahlie/Dahlie
3) Maybe change the hint for “Nordic Council” to “Non-legislative inter-parliamentary body for the region, formed in 1952” (to avoid using the giveaway word “Nordic” in your hint)
And of course, keep monitoring the quiz frequently so you can attend to any corrections or viable suggestions which may appear from other commenters.
Feb 10th, 2013 at 01:22 GMT
@Aprilli: I noticed you adjusted #s 1 and 3 above. Was it too difficult (or "too much") to attempt #2 for all of them?
have the answers "appear" in the manner indicated, I think it would add the final touches... but if you can't, or don't have the time, that is understood. And, in case you can't tell, I'm trying to help you groom the quiz so that it might be considered as an editor's pick ;)
Feb 10th, 2013 at 13:46 GMT
Please could you accept some alternative spellings for the F clue.
Feb 10th, 2013 at 13:58 GMT
Triffid: Freyja/Freija/Freia/Freja/Fröja/Freya are accepted for the F clue, please let me know if there is more alternative spellings that should be accepted.
Feb 10th, 2013 at 18:28 GMT
Needapausebutton: I tried to add as many different spellings as I could think, is that what you meant?
Feb 10th, 2013 at 18:45 GMT
@Aprilli: You’ve done a great job. Yeah, I was particularly referring to those names or words which could be noted using the special vowels or diacritics, but including alternate acceptable spellings is always important as well.
And, your extra efforts on this quiz have been rewarded -- the quiz is now an editor’s pick: http://www.sporcle.com/games/category/history -napb
Feb 10th, 2013 at 20:13 GMT
With Scandinavian writers so popular right now, I was disappointed not to see at least one of them included.
Feb 11th, 2013 at 10:19 GMT
Jattebra! But Trygve Lie was the first Secretary General of the UN, not the second, although there was an "Acting" Secretary before him but he's usually not counted.
Feb 11th, 2013 at 10:50 GMT
Thanks Libman, I changed that!
Feb 11th, 2013 at 12:41 GMT
There's some dodgy capitalisation in the clues: Mythology, God, Composer, Capital Oldest and University should all be lower case. Also isn't it Secretary-General, not General Secretary? And "the" United Nations and "the" League of Nations. Q's clue should be something like "synonymous with treachery" or "treason" - treasoning isn't a word. NATO should be capitalised.
Feb 11th, 2013 at 15:22 GMT
alastor: All fixed.
Feb 12th, 2013 at 13:43 GMT
LisaSimpsonOH: There´s a great quiz idea, I would love to play a quiz about Nordic authors! Ps. My personal favourite is Jo Nesbø. :)
Feb 13th, 2013 at 00:40 GMT
How about accepting Danish/Swedish/Norwegian/Finnish terms for things like the Nordic Council, and the Great Northern War?
Feb 15th, 2013 at 11:39 GMT
Frigga is another version of Freya, at least it was in some of the stories I read as a child.
Feb 15th, 2013 at 21:36 GMT
Triffid: Frigga is now accepted.
May 4th, 2013 at 22:51 GMT
What about Æ/Ä! And Ø instead of Ö as it's actually "Ø(Ö)resund" a Danish name! Don't let the Swedes mislead you!
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