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How Swedish Are You?

What is Swedish anyway? Are you Swedish just because of where you were born in the world? Is it the language you are most comfortable speaking?

Or is it something more?

Is it passion for a fika that makes you Swedish? Do you need to live in Sweden to have some Swedish in you?


I don’t have an answer to these questions. But I do have a quiz for you to find out how Swedish you are! It may be a little off, since I have Norrland influence. But that doesn’t make it less fun!

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What do you think makes one Swedish?

Posted by on February 1, 2012.

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39 Responses

  1. Hilarious since I actually am half Swedish. : D

    by Elle @thewaybyelle on Feb 1, 2012 at 18:31

  2. From what we can tell, Sweden is in your blood. Sweden is in your blood.

    This is my result! :-))))

    by Franz Hermann Grothues on Feb 1, 2012 at 19:44

  3. my dad dad was born in öland sweden and my dads mom was born in stockholm sweden. my father always tried to teach me the language. i grew up in jamestown new york which is a big swedish community. my family lived on swede hill.

    by Cynthia Olson on Feb 1, 2012 at 23:16

  4. And what was your result?

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 00:53

  5. well I’m Swedish and I must say I don’t agree with the markings of what’s correct and what’s wrong, so if you do this test as a foreigner who just happens to like Sweden and the Swedish – don’t worry too much if you get low scores! The person putting this together is not exactly right him/her self. :)

    by Camilla on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:05

  6. e.g. Fika has absolutely NOTHING to do with your lunch, I got “wrong” when clicking that meatballs are great with jam and potatoes – which is the best (and most common) way of eating meatballs; boiled potatoes, sauce and Lingonberry jam. So this person is obviously only focusing on his/her own opinion rather than what is actually, factually Swedish. So, again, don’t worry about low grades!! :)

    by Camilla on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:13

  7. I was born in Sweden but came to Australia when I was quite young… I have been back several times (most recently as may 2011) as all of my family are there…. So its quite funny that I was scored as half Swedish…lol

    by Tina Edquist on Feb 2, 2012 at 10:13

  8. Not bad, 93%, but I wished I had 100%, for I’d like to be Swedish for the rest of my life!!

    by Johan Dekker on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:07

  9. I am half Swedish – my better half is Swedish!

    I got 11 but some answers did not click as a tick when I did them.

    But it didn’t seem to give me a score

    by Phil Roberts on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:47

  10. “From what we can tell, you are about half Swedish. Not too shabby!” Lol I did get tricked by the vodka question- being in Southern Sweden…and some questions had more than one answer? That was confusing haha! Enjoyable.

    by Meg on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:10

  11. wtf… Vadå whiskey??????? Är det någon inavlad idiot från Skellefteå som gjort detta test när det står att det är det dom drickar i den där jävla hålan eller? Jag antar det iaf, därför slutar jag göra detta inavelstest och lämnar denna äckliga inavlade skit sida på en gång!

    by Norrbotten on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:58

  12. HA! Ja han som har gjort testet heter ju missfoster så det säger ju allt! HAHA Jävla äcklig dom där inavlade svinen är!

    by Norrbottning on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:00

  13. Quizen borde heta “Hur inavlad är du?” Seriöst, inget stämmer ju! Om du kollar på Visit Swedens Facebook sida så ser du att fler håller med, fler svenskar för den delen! Nu lurar du ju alla som inte är Svenska! Tack, Skellefteå…

    by Norrbottning on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:05

  14. How Swedish are you? You are if you know it can’t be measured.

    by Christian on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:40

  15. I am totally open to suggestions for some changes! But yeah, I lived in Skelleftea, it was based on my experiences :)

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:44

  16. Thank you! Perhaps I should put a disclaimer that if you need to take a quiz to find out if you are Swedish, then you aren’t? Some people are quite angry about it! It’s all in fun people :)

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:44

  17. Yeah, my friend in Uppsala pointed that out to me. Where I lived, it was all whiskey. And not just one person, multiple parties, multiple people. But maybe it is just the town I lived in!

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:45

  18. Yep, it is! But Fika DOES have something to do with your lunch. When out fishing/mushroom picking, asked to bring a fika, it means bring your lunch! If you bring just a banana or a cookie you will be hungry all day.

    So personal experience is one, experience in Northern Sweden is another.

    I’m happy to change anything you guys think needs changing :) Also, I need to check the meatballs question, your answer should have been right…

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:47

  19. Ah, two answers were right in this question. Maybe the quiz is acting up? Meatballs do come in a can at IKEA :)

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 16:49

  20. just a Sweden fan !

    by Anne Hoefnagels on Feb 2, 2012 at 17:23

  21. hm.. kass, norrland allt över uppsala!?!! fördelningen ser ut som följande: allt över polcirkeln norrland, nedanför polcirkeln stockholm och dess förorter, allt söder om norrköping skåne.. sen har vi en norsk koloni till väst som kallas värmland..

    by hannrs on Feb 2, 2012 at 18:55

  22. instämmer!! wiskey… i riktiga norrland (över polcirkeln) så dricker folk, hembränt och sen vad de får tag i.. sen om det står wiskey eller vodka på den.. !?!

    by hannes on Feb 2, 2012 at 18:59

  23. LOL, I changed the alcohol question since I was getting so much grief about it. I’m so sorry Sweden!

    by Missfoster on Feb 2, 2012 at 19:37

  24. sweden lover

    by js maur on Feb 2, 2012 at 21:58

  25. I’m from Norrland, Norrbotten in fact, and I scored as “half swedish”. I think you need to finetune your test… The fika question is just wrong, a packed lunch makes me think of the lunch box I microwave at work. Not fika. Maybe you could change it to “sandwich lunch at an excursion” or something. Also, whiskey?? As a teenager in Norrbotten we sustained ourselves on Vodka (homemade, bought in Finland, or from Systemet in declining order ;-) ) and/or cider. And actually, I think the very sweet cider we have here is quite specific to Sweden.
    It is a fun test though, maybe you should make a “How Norrland are you?” quiz also. :-)

    by Norrbottning on Feb 2, 2012 at 22:57

  26. Maybe the lunch thing is lost in translation, I will improve it.

    Though really, the whole time I’ve been there I did not see a vodka at a party once. Unless girls were mixing drinks, and that doesn’t count, I’m thinking shots. Everyone busts out the whiskey. Though both should be right now!

    Good though on Cider and the Norrlander quiz! :D

    by Missfoster on Feb 3, 2012 at 00:20

  27. 100% ! Woohoo. Aussie living in Sweden :)

    by Paul on Feb 13, 2012 at 17:24

  28. Sweet! Good job! Where in Sweden do you live?

    by Missfoster on Feb 13, 2012 at 18:03

  29. I am Swedish and I have lived here my whole life.. I got this result: From what we can tell, you are not as Swedish as you would like to be.

    by Emmy on Mar 12, 2012 at 20:18

  30. LOL, please don’t take it to heart. It is a fun little quiz some crazy foreigner (me) made up :)

    by Missfoster on Mar 12, 2012 at 20:56

  31. I also have blue eyes

    by Rebecca Astrid Isabel L on Aug 16, 2012 at 15:50

  32. Yes! I got super Swede, my parents are from northern Europe I come from vikingism and i love IKEA. I also have super blonde hair and blue eyes.

    by Rebecca Astrid Isabel L on Aug 16, 2012 at 15:53

  33. Love it! Congrats super Swede!

    by Missfoster on Aug 16, 2012 at 23:42

  34. I am half Swedish. answering the questions also came out 50% Swedish.

    by Earletta (Sandstrom) Fryer on Apr 9, 2013 at 14:28

  35. Very cool!

    by Missfoster on Apr 9, 2013 at 18:29

  36. I know I drink more coffee, and wishing I lived in Sweden only makes things a little difficult or unreal because I don’t. I know I am an American… Swedish society is so dynamic. 8 million or so and the sweeping political changes… I can barely utter a word by now. Its debatable which of us really has more freedoms. I can only dream about the style and beauty… I don’t even have Scandinavian furniture in my home, but we did growing up in one of the dining rooms. Would love to live in a little cabin with a BASTU by the lake and learn to snowmobile, but I live on a beach, near an island! Waiting on people “alla hela dagen.”

    by Andre on May 27, 2013 at 07:25

  37. so true! I had to laugh when one of correct answers for FIKA was described as packed lunch & that potatoes & jam w/ meatballs was incorrect.

    I’m assuming the test was an automated quiz and not written by author of blog herself…i hope! lol

    by Jinxie on Jun 8, 2013 at 04:38

  38. Hi Jinxie, actually I did make the quiz! From my experience, Potatoes & jam with meatballs is a meal, not a fika. And I was told to bring a fika when mushroom picking… they actually meant a packed lunch! I was hungry the first time out there :) I hope you enjoyed the quiz in any case :)

    by Missfoster on Jun 11, 2013 at 04:37

  39. I’m three-quarters Swedish thanks to three grandparents who were born in Sweden but emigrated to the U.S. The test result said I’m 74% Swedish – funny but quite accurate!

    by Christine on Jul 10, 2013 at 02:15

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