48 Danish Trivia Questions (Ranked from Easiest to Hardest)

Updated Date:
March 24, 2024
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Get ready to explore the land of hygge with these Danish trivia questions and answers.

From the rich and diverse culture to the delicious food and iconic landmarks, Denmark is a country with a lot to offer.

What better way to learn more about Denmark than through testing your knowledge with some fun trivia questions?

Find yourself some smørrebrød, throw on your warmest sweater, and prepare to travel to Denmark without ever leaving your home!

Let's get started and learn about all things Denmark.

48 Danish Trivia Questions And Answers (Updated for 2024)

  1. Denmark has won just one medal at the Winter Olympics — a silver in what team sport that features brooms and stones?

    Answer: Curling

  2. In 2021, Danish artist Jens Haaning gave the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art two blank canvases for $84,000 as a piece called "Take the WHAT and Run"?

    Answer: Money

  3. What 1997 song by the Danish band Aqua declares from the perspective of the titular toy, "Life in plastic, it's fantastic?"

    Answer: Barbie Girl

  4. Danish thespian Mads Mikkelsen slipped on the therapist jacket previously worn by Anthony Hopkins to play the titular TV role of what murderous gourmand?

    Answer: Hannibal Lecter

  5. During its development, the short-range wireless tech got a placeholder name inspired by a 10th-century Danish king with discolored chompers. When it was ready to be launched, marketing couldn’t come up with anything better. What did they call the tech when it was released in 1998?

    Answer: Bluetooth

  6. The first song on the iPod Nano next to Barbie’s vanity is “Barbie Girl,” an enormous hit single from the 1997 album “Aquarium” by what Danish dance pop band that shares its name with a shade of blue?

    Answer: Aqua

  7. Located in Copenhagen, the modern extensions of the Royal Library of what European country is nicknamed the “Black Diamond” because it’s made from dark, shiny, polished granite?

    Answer: Denmark

  8. What “C” Danish beer company, founded in Copenhagen by J.C. Jacobsen in 1847, makes a namesake pilsner with green lettering on the label? It kind of sounds like a city that Jung or Sagan would live in.

    Answer: Carlsberg

  9. Octan is a fictional company whose gas stations appear in the building sets of what Danish toy brand?

    Answer: Lego

  10. Traditionally served at Christmas, risalamande is a Danish dessert that uses which cereal grain along with cream, sugar, vanilla and chopped almonds?

    Answer: Rice

  11. Jens Galschiøt’s sculpture of which famous Danish author, known for penning “The Little Mermaid,” was publicly “buried” in the harbor in protest after the city cut the funding for the project it was part of?

    Answer: Hans Christian Andersen

  12. Which uniquely designed cultural building found in the Southern Hemisphere, designed the Danish architect Jorn Utzon, commenced building in 1959, had several political wrangles during the construction, and was finally opened in 1973?

    Answer: Sydney Opera House

  13. If you've ever seen a container ship at sea, you've likely seen Maersk containers all over it. The Danish shipping container company was the world's largest from 1996 to 2021. What city in Denmark holds its headquarters offices?

    Answer: Copenhagen

  14. With its name coming from the initial letter of the German and Danish word for "clotting," what vitamin is important for blood clotting?

    Answer: Vitamin K

  15. The original version of the song “Torn” was released in 1995 and sung by Danish pop start Lis Sorensen. It didn’t take off until which American pop star released her cover of the song in 1997?

    Answer: Natalie Imbruglia

  16. What British actor got a Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing transgender artist Lili Elbe in the 2015 film "The Danish Girl?"

    Answer: Eddie Redmayne

  17. Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, what Danish philosopher, considered one of the earliest existentialists, wrote the works "Fear and Trembling" and "Either/Or?"

    Answer: Soren Kierkegaard

  18. What carb-heavy tuber is caramelized using sugar and butter to make the classic Danish dish known as kartofler?

    Answer: Potato

  19. A 1992 novel by Danish author Peter Høeg, whose title translates to "Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow," was adapted into a 1997 movie starring Julia Ormond with what title?

    Answer: Smilla's Sense of Snow

  20. Written by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson in 1837, what folktale features a city's emperor getting conned by swindlers pretending to be weavers?

    Answer: The Emperor’s New Clothes

  21. What art museum in Aarhus, Denmark, established in 1859 and the oldest art museum in Denmark that’s not in Copenhagen, displays pop art and architecture, as well as famous works of Danish art? It shares its four-letter name with a river in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, as well as an AmigaOS software.

    Answer: AROS Aarhus Art Museum

  22. At 18 kilometers long and taking ten years to build, The Great Belt Fixed Link is one of the world's largest bridges. The bridge connects Zealand to what other Danish island?

    Answer: Funen

  23. Set in Copenhagen, what 2015 film about artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener won Alicia Vikander a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Wegener?

    Answer: The Danish Girl

  24. Before he got all wet on "Game of Thrones," Pilou Asbæk played spin doctor Kasper Juul on what Danish political drama?

    Answer: Borgen

  25. Plus-Plus, Maileg, Kay Bojesen, and Lego are toy making companies from which country?

    Answer: Denmark

  26. The first child and eldest daughter of King Frederick IX, what is the name of the current Queen of Denmark who has reigned since 1972? (Hint: She’s not the first Danish Queen with the name!)

    Answer: Margrethe II

  27. The Green Zone is "...your alcohol comfort zone, where drinking is part of your good time with friends and builds up the right atmosphere. Your Green Zone is respecting your limits." The Green Zone concept is promoted by what brewery that has been a long-time sponsor of the Danish National Football Team, and just so happens to have green bottles?

    Answer: Carlsberg

  28. Born in Copenhagen in 1958, which Danish-British comedian (and co-founder of the Women's Equality Party) presented Fifteen-to-One, The Great British Bake Off, and QI?

    Answer: Sandi Toksvig

  29. What cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Zealand serves as the burial place for Danish monarchs?

    Answer: Roskilde Cathedral

  30. Haagen-Dazs ice cream has a name which means absolutely nothing, but was made because it sounded like a good name in which language?

    Answer: Danish

  31. The Danish director Lars von Trier is considered a co-creator of what film movement that originated in Denmark and features traditional values of story, acting, and theme while excluding the use of elaborate special effects or technology?

    Answer: Dogme 95

  32. The Danish castle of Kronborg was immortalized as "Elsinore" in what play by William Shakespeare?

    Answer: Hamlet

  33. What Danish amusement park, which opened in 1843, is known for its roller coasters which include Kamelen (The Camel Trail), Dæmonen (The Demon), and Rutschebanen (The Roller Coaster)?

    Answer: Tivoli Gardens

  34. What palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in Copenhagen is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the prime minister, and the Danish Supreme Court?

    Answer: Christiansborg Palace

  35. What Danish astronomer collected the scientific data that his assistant Johannes Kepler later used to develop the three laws of planetary motion?

    Answer: Tycho Brahe

  36. What Danish author contributed to the first Best Foreign Film Oscar from Denmark, 25 years after death, thanks to an adaptation of a certain dinner by writer/director Gabriel Axel? This author had many aliases.

    Answer: Karen Blixen

  37. Inspired by fests like Woodstock, in 1971 two Danish high schoolers started a music festival now known by the name of what R-word town in Zealand?

    Answer: Roskilde

  38. The Danish men’s national team won the 2019 World Championships in which sport in which the aim is to throw a ball into a goal? Denmark co-hosted the tournament with Germany.

    Answer: Handball

  39. In the 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976 Summer Olympics, Danish athlete Niels Fredborg competed in the track version of what sport?

    Answer: Cycling

  40. What “O” bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, and connects Sweden to Denmark? The word means “strait” in both Swedish and Danish.

    Answer: Oresund Bridge

  41. The concept for the Danish pastry was brought to Denmark by bakers from what European country, and who then modified it to the likings of the Danish people?

    Answer: Austria

  42. Orchidégartneren (The Orchid Gardener) was the directorial debut of which Palme d'Or winning Danish director?

    Answer: Lars von Trier

  43. A Danish legend dates the origin of the country's flag to 1219, during the Battle of Lyndanisse. According to this reasonably unlikely origin story, where did the flag appear from during the battle?

    Answer: The Sky

  44. "Druk" is the Danish title of what film, which stars Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, and which won Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Oscars?

    Answer: Another Round

  45. Written under the pen name Isak Dinesen, what 1937 novel by Danish author Karen Blixen was adapted into a Best Picture Oscar-winning film starring Meryl Streep?

    Answer: Out of Africa

  46. What “R” castle in Copenhagen, Denmark is a summerhouse commissioned by Christian IV and designed by Bertel Lange, completing in 1624? A tourist attraction is a display of the Danish Crown Jewels.

    Answer: Rosenborg Castle

  47. Their name sounds like it’s just one dude, but it’s actually a group of Danish dudes with a hit song that reminded you that once, you were 7 years old. (Hint: It became a chart-topping hit after they performed it on Conan in 2015)

    Answer: Lukas Graham

  48. With an ensemble cast that included Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall, "Dogville" was a 2003 drama film directed by what Danish director of "Dancer in the Dark?"

    Answer: Lars von Trier

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