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The History and Culture of the Vikings
"This quiz tests knowledge of perhaps the most brutal group of pillagers ever- who also helped to change world history."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Although Leif Ericson was the first European to land in the New World, which earlier Viking was actually the first to sight it?
Eric the Red
Leif Ericson's last name means he was the son of Eric the Red. However, what was Eric the Red's real last name (________son)?
Vinland was the name the Vikings gave to what land?
Created in 930 AD, where is the world's oldest functioning legislature known as the Althing?
Which of the following was a tax imposed by King Ethelred II to pay off Viking invaders?
Which Norwegian king was converted to Christianity in 994 AD, and then set out to Christianize the country?
Sweyn I Forkbeard
Viking architecture consisted mainly of which type of house?
In 911 AD, the West Frankish King Charles III gave which piece of land to the Vikings under the leadership of Rollo?
Which Icelandic historian wrote "The Prose Edda" or "The Younger Edda" that tells of Scandinavian mythology?
What was used originally to write the Germanic languages?
the Roman alphabet
What were the Scandinavian court poets called?
Who was the first Christian king in Scandinavia?
How did the longboat aid the Vikings in their pillaging?
The longboats were small but could transport more than 500 men to land
The longboats had early ballistas on them, which were lit on fire and shot at wooden buildings from riverbanks
The longboats had areas for archers to take cover at, so they could shoot at enemies at the shore
The longboat could row in very shallow waters- therefore the Vikings could attack unprepared villages
Which of the following areas were NOT subject to Viking raids or Viking colonization?
In 793 AD, the first known Viking raid occurred at which monastery, the center of Northumbrian Christianity?
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