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.
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.
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!!
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
“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.
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!
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…
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…
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..
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.
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!
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.”
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
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