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Norwegian Prime Minister challenges country to a Kahoot! competition

The 2-week Kahoot! quiz championship aims to keep people connected during lockdown

Last week, the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, posted an event to Facebook with a banner that translates to, “Erna invites all of Norway to a quiz competition.”

With the goal of helping people in Norway stay connected as they shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister of Norway chose Kahoot! and its challenge mode to bring the country a Norway-themed quiz open for all to participate.

The event, which began on Monday, May 4th and will continue until May 18th, is a custom-created, 25-question quiz that challenges players with trivia questions on Norwegian history, geography, and culture, such as, “When did women get the right to vote in Norway?” and “Which town is known for bacalao and Klippfiskkjerringa?”

Participants not only have the chance to compete for a high score against the prime minister herself, but also the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, as well as Research and Higher Education Minister, Henrik Aasheim, who joined Prime Minister Solberg over video conference to play.

After 2 days, more than 5,000 people have taken part in the nationwide quiz competition.

To test your own knowledge of Norway (and see if you can beat the prime minister’s score), play the kahoot here.