I suspect there have been many people waiting a while for a Swedish trivia quiz. Sweden is one of those countries in the Eurovision fandom that people only seem to have two opinions on. Either they are easily the greatest country, serving up every year a quality pop song and providing an excellent national final process besides. Or they are an overrated blight on Eurovision, chief among the countries turning it into a pop contest rather than the national traditions it should show. And as very often happens when people say there are only two opinions for rhetorical flourish, I fall somewhere in the middle of that.
There are great Swedish entries and Swedish entries that are boring because we’ve seen it so many times before. There is no doubt that Sweden has had a huge impact on the contest. It is perhaps THE most successful nation, with the second-most wins, a matter of when, not if, they will overtake Ireland, and if my stats are correct, the record holder for most points gained all-time. And so many of these entries have left a huge mark on the Eurovision fandom that I hope this week’s quiz will be a treat for you all. Enjoy!
So You Think You Know… is a series that will arrive each Wednesday, each time focusing on a new active Eurovision country. We move alphabetically so the next quiz will be the first winners, Switzerland. In the meantime, enjoy our Swedish trivia quiz!
To play the previous week’s quiz about Spain, click here. And here for Slovenia, Serbia, San Marino, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Norway, The Netherlands, Montenegro, Moldova, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia and Italy (Italy contains links to 2018’s off-season quizzes, including all countries A to I)