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Vikings Trivia

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    A quiz about Vikings
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  • Where did the Vikings got furthest to the south?
    Constantinople
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  • Where did the Vikings got furthest to the west?
    North America
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  • What did the Vikings sell apart from goods like jewellery, food and furs?
    Slaves
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  • Did the Vikings settle in Newfoundland (Canada) permanently?
    No, they didn't. They stayed there just for a short time.
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  • Why did Eric name a new land "Greenland"?
    Eric hoped the name 'Greenland' would attract farmers, but not many Vikings went there to live.
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  • How did they find the way at sea?
    They looked for the sun, knew the stars' position; the Vikings also invented a kind of sun compass
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  • What was the name of a Viking ship?
    a longship / longboat
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  • What was the name of a house where Viking families lived together?
    A longhouse
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  • Whose name were the Viking boys usually given?
    A Viking boy usually took his father's name, e.g. Eric, son of Orme, became Eric Ormeson.
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  • What was the name of the god of thunder?
    Thor
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  • What was the name of the goddess who ruled over love and death?
    Freya
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  • Who was at the top of Viking society?
    A king
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  • Where did the Vikings come from?
    Scandinavia
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  • What was the name of an early version of today’s parliament, where the Norse people met to discuss new laws and solve arguments?
    The Thing
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  • What was the first place the Vikings attacked on the territory of England?
    A monastery (in AD793)
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  • What city did the Vikings found in Ireland?
    Dublin
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  • What was the name of the god of war?
    Odin
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  • Did Vikings wear horned helmets?
    No, they didn't
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  • What does "viking" mean in Old Norse?
    “pirate raid”
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  • What day of a week is named after a Viking god?
    Thursday (after Thor)
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  • What's the name of Viking stories written down mostly in Iceland?
    Sagas
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  • Whose death marked the end of Viking era in Europe?
    Harald Hardrada's, the last Viking ruler who had come to England to challenge the then king, Harold Godwinson, for the English throne.
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  • Where does the word ‘berserk’ come from?
    ‘Berserkers’ was the name of some terrifying Viking warriors who wore bear or wolf skins and howled in battle like wild animals!
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  • What was Valhalla?
    A magnificent hall where the honoured dead spent all day honing their battle skills against each other in preparation for Ragnarök – the end of the world.
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  • What modern sport did the Vikings do for fun?
    Skiing. It's known from archaeological evidence that rudimentary skis have existed for at least 6,000 years.
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