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