Toolkit - Quiz

Test your fellow alumni on what they remember about Uppsala University, Uppsala, Gotland and Sweden.

Purpose and target groups

  • This is a way to add an interactive element to any event but can also be used as a stand-alone reason to gather

Suggestions for target groups to invite

  • Alumni association/Chapter members
  • Alumni who have yet to join the chapter
  • Family and friends


  1. We suggest either using a powerpoint to show in a screen or share the view if you are organising a virtual event.
  2. Use either printed answer sheets or an online tool such as Kahoot or Mentimeter.
  3. If you want to include pictures, you can for example use pictures from Imagebank Sweden..


The right answers are marked in bold.

About Uppsala University

When was Uppsala University founded?
a) 1355
b) 1477
c) 1533

Roughly how many students study at Uppsala University each year?
a) 30,000
b) 40,000
c) 50,000

How many campuses does Uppsala University have?
a) 10
b) 11
c) 12

(Bonus if you can name them all: Blåsenhus, BMC – Uppsala Biomedical
Centre, Campus Gotland, EBC – Evolutionary Biology Centre, Ekonomikum,
English Park Campus, Gamla Torget Campus, GEO Centre, ITC –
Information Technology Centre, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University
Hospital, Ångström Laboratory)

In front of the Main University Building is the University Park. In the
center of the park there is a statue portraying who?
a) Erik Gustaf Geijer
b) Olof Rudbeck, d.ä.
c) Carl von Linné

In 1911, Allvar Gullstrand was the first Professor from Uppsala University
to be awarded a Nobel Price. How many Nobel laureates with a
connection to Uppsala University have been awarded the prestigious
price (in total)?
a) 6
b) 8
c) 15

Uppsala University is not only the first university in Sweden, it also
admitted the first female university student in Sweden, Betty Pettersson.
When was she enrolled at Uppsala University?
a) 1643
b) 1872
c) 1908

Vdala, Snerikes, Norrlands. Many are the student nations in Uppsala,
how many exactly?
a) 9
b) 12
c) 13

Since 2013 Uppsala University has a campus on the island of Gotland.
Gotland’s Nation in Uppsala is famous for a special gasque they host
every year. What is so special about this gasque?
a) Gästerna serveras lammskallar
b) Endast kvinnor får närvara
c) Alla gäster klär ut sig till vikingar

About Uppsala

Swede’s love their fika! Which of these is not a popular café in Uppsala?
a) Ofvandahls
b) Kafferummet Storken
c) Tössebageriet

Carl Linnaeus is perhaps the most famous person from Uppsala. But
where is the Linnaeus University located?
a) Gävle
b) Kalmar och Växjö
c) Köpenhamn

Pelle Svanslös (or Pelle No-Tale) is the kindhearted and gullible cat who
according to the popular children’s books lived in Uppsala. Who wrote the
books about Pelle and his friends?
a) Gösta Knutsson
b) Astrid Lindgren
c) Karin Boye

• Uppsala Municipality has won both national and international awards for
the city’s climate work. The busses in Uppsala is for example fuled by
biogas made from food waste. But what color is the busses in Uppsala
(the city busses)?
a) Grön
b) Gul
c) Röd

The Uppsala Cathedral is as long as it is high. But how high is the
a) 77 meter
b) 118 meter
c) 130 meter

Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky, and the name of several sports
teams in Uppsala. But which sport does not have a team bearing this
name in Uppsala?
a) Fotboll
b) Bandy
c) Simning

The Botanical Garden of Uppsala University is the oldest in Sweden. It
was founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder, Professor of
Medicine. Today species from all parts of the plant kingdom, all types of
environments and all corners of the world are grown here. How many
species are grown?
a) 5 500
b) 8 000
c) 11 200

About Sweden and Swedish traditions

Sweden was the first country in Europe to establish national parks. Which
year was that?
a) 1920
b) 1885
c) 1909

Is moose Sweden’s most famous animal? Probably. How many moose
are there in Sweden?
a) 1 – 1,5 miljoner
b) 50 000 – 70 000
c) 300 000 – 400 000

Astrid Lindgren is the world’s 18th most translated author. Her books have
been translated into…
a) 50 språk
b) 107 språk
c) 78 språk

What is “Fika”?
a) En av de mest populära flicknamnen i Sverige
b) En svensk efterrätt
c) En svensk kaffepaus

As a step towards a more gender-equal society, Sweden gave fathers the
right to take parental leave. Which year was that?
a) 1974
b) 1953
c) 1985

In Sweden you are entitled to 480 days of parental leave. How much
parental leave do Swedish dads take?
a) 50%
b) 10%
c) 29%

Sweden introduced the world’s first Freedom of the Press Act in…
a) 1833
b) 1766
c) 1661

Sweden is a very long country. From north to south Sweden is…
a) 1 572 km
b) 5 677 km
c) 2 230 km

Which one of these cool football/soccer players is Swedish?
a) Nilla Fischer
b) Miroslav Klose
c) John Arne Riise

Sweden has lots of lakes. How many?
a) 75 500
b) 95 700
c) 105 000