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Vikings

What does the word 'Viking' mean in Old Norse?
Pirate Raid
Men of the Sea
Sea Warriors
Coast Protectors
Which is the only day of the week in the English language that is NOT named after a Norse God?
Thursday
Monday
Saturday
Friday
Where was the Harald Hardrada - the last great Viking - killed?
Battle of York
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Stamford Bridge
Battle of the Holme
When was the 'Age of the Vikings' generally considered to have been?
c.700-1100 AD
c.800-1300 AD
c. 500-1000 AD
c.400-900 AD
Which well-known Viking founded Greenland after he was banished from Iceland for murdering several men?
Leif Erikson
Erik the Red
Ragnar Lothbrok
Bjorn Ironside
What were champion Norse warriors who fought in a trance-like fury known as?
Berserkers
Ransackers
Prysta
Pillagers
What is Viking Leif Erikson best known for?
First European to set foot in North America, c.1000
Led legendary raid on France
Warrior-poet who's life is recorded in Sagas
Winning the most battles
Which Norse God was supreme in Scandinavian religion?
Thor
Odin
Loki
Balder
When did the Viking raids, and subsequent settlement of Britian begin?
793 CE
603 CE
721 CE
744 CE
Which region of the world did the Vikings NOT reach in their extensive exploration?
North Africa
Middle East
Australasia
South America
What was the non-standardised Norse alphabet known as?
Runor
Lag
Myrr
Uttal
Which unique watercraft are Vikings best known for?
Knarr
Longship
Faering
Birlinn
What proportion of the Viking population were slaves (Thralls)?
One third
One sixth
One quarter
One eighth
What was the most common metal in the Viking's bullion economy?
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Copper
How did Eric Bloodaxe gain his evocative nickname?
Murdered all but one of his brothers
Invading several Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
Singehandedly chased off natives in North America with axe
Attempted to murder his wife
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