Northern Lights Mini Quiz

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by Christine Scott |
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The aurora borealis is one of nature’s most spectacular sights. How much do you know about it?

Test yourself with our northern lights mini quiz! The answers are at the bottom of the page.

  1. Which colour do the lights appear as most often?

  2. The Vikings had a legend that the lights were the reflections of the shields and armour of which residents of Valhalla?

  3. What name is given to the lights that can be seen over the South Pole?

  4. Aurora is named after the Roman goddess of what?

  5. In Finnish, the northern lights are known as ‘revontulet’. What does this translate as? (Hint: it relates to a legend about an animal whose tail created sparks).

Answers: 1 Green, 2 The Valkyries, 3 Aurora Australis, 4 The Dawn, 5 Fox fire.

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