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Age of Vikings

What do you know about the Vikings who played a major role in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages?
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Last updated: August 22, 2021
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1. What land did the Vikings originally call home?
Greenland
Scandinavia
Iceland
Russia
2. What years cover the Viking Age of expansion?
800 to 1066
1000 to 1443
1455 to 1700
900 to 1233
3. Who is Loki in Norse mythology?
God of Rain
God of Sacrifice
God of Fire
God of War
4. In Norse mythology, what is the name of enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin?
Ragnarok
Valkyrae
Valhalla
Niebelung
5. Why did the English consider the Vikings to be barbarians?
They wore helmets with horns on them
They raided religious monasteries
They could not speak English
They fought with giant axes
6. The end of the Viking Age is often marked by the Vikings losing a battle to what peoples?
The Russians
The English
The French
The Germans
7. Who is is the most powerful and wisest god of Vikings?
Thor
Freyr
Odin
Loki
8. A head of which animal the Vikings were putting in front of the ship to frighten the spirits of lands they were raiding?
dragon
lion
snake
bear
9. What epic poem written in England tells the story of a Scandinavian hero?
The Decameron
Beowulf
The Canterbury Tales
The Golden Legend
10. Which famous Viking discovered Greenland?
Ragnar Lodbrok
Leif Ericson
Erik the Red
Ivar the Boneless
11. Who thought that England should once again belong to Norway and that he should be the rightful King of England after Edward the Confessor died?
Cnut the Great
Ragnar Lodbrok
Harald Hardrada
Rollo of Normandy
12. What does the word "viking" mean in Old Norse?
Snow man
To raid
Sailor
Bearded one
13. Which Viking discovered and settled North America long before Christopher Columbus?
Leif Ericson
Erik the Red
Harald Bluetooth
Sweyn Forkbeard
14. What type of ships did the Vikings use when exploring and raiding?
Galleys
Longships
Canoes
Caravels
15. What helped to put an end to the Viking Age and expansion?
When the Vikings converted to Christianity
When the Vikings stopped making their long ships
When Ragnar Lodbrok died
When the French defeated the Vikings at Normandy
16. Which European capital was founded by Viking raiders?
Brussels
London
Dublin
Amsterdam
17. The world's oldest parliament was established by the Vikings in which country?
Ireland
Norway
Iceland
Denmark
18. Which kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England was the only one that remained independent of Viking rule?
Mercia
East Anglia
Wessex
Northumbria
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