The Swedish Invasion

Sweden is justifiably celebrated for its many contributions to world culture: the plays of August Strindberg, the films of Ingmar Bergman, the legendary Swedish Bikini Team. But, except for a certain quartet whose initials spell the acronym “ABBA,” the country’s pop music production has been often overlooked. How much do you know about what can be termed “the Swedish Invasion”? Tax your knowledge with the following questions.

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What was the name of the 1980s musical with music by ABBA’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson and lyrics by Tim Rice?
Mamma Mia
2 of 11
Which of these Britney Spears songs was not produced or co-produced by Swedish pop master Max Martin?
“… Baby One More Time”
"Oops...I Did It Again"
"I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"
3 of 11
The A*Teens’ entire first album consisted of cover songs by what band?
The Beatles
The Ramones
4 of 11
Per Gessle and Marie Frederickson comprised what group?
Per and Marie
Art Nouveau
5 of 11
Who produced Frida’s 1982 million-selling single, “I Know There’s Something Going On”?
Paul McCartney
Elton John
Pete Townshend
Phil Collins
6 of 11
Which of these gentlemen is NOT a member of the Hives?
Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist
Dr. Matt Destruction
Chris Dangerous
Bjorn Wilder
7 of 11
What is the name of the annual international prize, endowed by publisher and manager Stig Anderson, awarded to an artist for exceptional achievement in music?
The Anderson Award
The Polar Music Prize
The Sverige
8 of 11
What was ABBA’s only U.S. No. 1 single?
"Dancing Queen"
"The Name of the Game"
"Knowing Me, Knowing You"
9 of 11
In the Ace of Base song of the same name, what is "All That She Wants"?
A million dollars
A night of passion
Another baby
A house in the country
10 of 11
What song did the pop group Blue Swede take to No. 1 in 1974?
"Hooked on a Feeling"
"Baby I Love You"
"Having My Baby"
"The Night Chicago Died"
11 of 11
What was the name of the early 18th-century war in which Sweden lost a substantial part of its empire to Russia?
Swedish-Russian War
Scandanavian Conflict
Baltic Wars
Great Northern War