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?
Iceland
Russia
Scandinavia
Greenland
2. What years cover the Viking Age of expansion?
900 to 1233
1000 to 1443
1455 to 1700
800 to 1066
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?
Niebelung
Valhalla
Valkyrae
Ragnarok
5. Why did the English consider the Vikings to be barbarians?
They could not speak English
They raided religious monasteries
They wore helmets with horns on them
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?
Freyr
Thor
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?
snake
bear
lion
dragon
9. What epic poem written in England tells the story of a Scandinavian hero?
Beowulf
The Canterbury Tales
The Golden Legend
The Decameron
10. Which famous Viking discovered Greenland?
Erik the Red
Ivar the Boneless
Ragnar Lodbrok
Leif Ericson
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?
Rollo of Normandy
Cnut the Great
Harald Hardrada
Ragnar Lodbrok
12. What does the word "viking" mean in Old Norse?
To raid
Bearded one
Snow man
Sailor
13. Which Viking discovered and settled North America long before Christopher Columbus?
Harald Bluetooth
Leif Ericson
Sweyn Forkbeard
Erik the Red
14. What type of ships did the Vikings use when exploring and raiding?
Longships
Caravels
Canoes
Galleys
15. What helped to put an end to the Viking Age and expansion?
When the French defeated the Vikings at Normandy
When Ragnar Lodbrok died
When the Vikings stopped making their long ships
When the Vikings converted to Christianity
16. Which European capital was founded by Viking raiders?
London
Amsterdam
Dublin
Brussels
17. The world's oldest parliament was established by the Vikings in which country?
Denmark
Iceland
Ireland
Norway
18. Which kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England was the only one that remained independent of Viking rule?
Mercia
Wessex
East Anglia
Northumbria
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