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