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EU enlargement quiz: Estonia
An Estonian woman - the subject of quiz question 1
Mystery woman: See question 1
This is the second of a series of 10 quizzes on the 10 countries joining the EU on 1 May.

Estonia was an independent state between World War I and World War II, but spent more than half a century as part of the USSR. It gained its independence again in 1991.

How much do you know about the country?

Test yourself with this quiz.

Question 1
Who is the woman in the picture?
A: Erika Salumae, Olympic cyclist and member of Estonian parliament
B: Carmen Kass, Estonian model
C: Agne Oks, Estonian ballet dancer
Question 2
The university in Estonia's second city, Tartu, is sometimes described as the second oldest in northern Europe, after Uppsala. When was it founded?
A: 1232
B: 1632
C: 1832
Question 3
Who of the following won a gold medal in the decathlon at the Sydney Olympics?
A: Mart Poom
B: Lembit Opik
C: Erki Nool
Question 4
A Russian army won the Battle on the Ice in 1242, on the shores of Lake Peipus (now on the border between Russia and Estonia). Who lost?
A: The Teutonic Knights
B: Genghis Khan
C: The Vikings
Question 5
What is the pride of the Laukasoo nature reserve?
A: A fern-flower, which blooms on midsummer night
B: A fossilised aspen copse
C: A 7,000-year-old bog
Question 6
How do drivers pay for parking in the Estonian capital, Tallinn?
A: They send a text message to a central parking office
B: They put coins in an honesty box
C: They let roadside sensors read smart chips in their cars and get billed on their credit card
Question 7
The Russian tsar, Peter the Great, lost the Battle of Narva (now on the border between Russia and Estonia) in 1700. Who won?
A: The King of Poland (Augustus the Strong of Saxony)
B: Charles XII of Sweden
C: The Estonian warrior king, Kalev
Question 8
How many people applied for asylum in Estonia in 2002?
A: 9
B: 99
C: 999
Question 9
The Singing Revolution is the name given to:
A: A training technique invented by Estonian choirmaster Kuno Areng to extend a singerís vocal range
B: A mass pro-independence song festival held in 1988
C: A show of defiance by Estonian military choirs as the USSR collapsed in 1991
Question 10
Which language is Estonian closest to?
A: Latvian
B: Swedish
C: Finnish

 Press the button and see how you have done

Low score? Visit Inside Europeto brush up your knowledge. Or if you're in the UK, challenge your knowledge gap at the Meet the Neighbours festival at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 24 April. Go to www.europe.gov.uk for details.


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