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A Viking quiz! Hurrah!!



The word "beserk" was used to describe a fearless Viking going into battle without what piece of equipment?
Shirt.
Helmet.
Axe.
Pants.


In which city did the Vikings run the world's largest slave market around the year 1000?
London
York
Dublin
Lincoln


Viking ships were steered by rudders on the right side of the boat. This side was known as "styrbord", meaning "steer side". Eventually "styrbord" became "starboard".
True
False


Who was the last Viking king of Jorvik, modern day York?
Eric the Red
Eric Bloodhammer
Eric the Last
Eric Bloodaxe


Which of these musical intruments was NOT played by Viking musicians?
Lyre
Dulcimer
Lur
Pan Flute


Which of the following was the favourite amulet of the Vikings?
Thor's hammer
Odin's sword
Frey's scythe
Heimdall's horn


In which year did Harald Hardraade found the Norwegian city of Oslo?
904
993
1050
1066


Who was the first Viking to land on the American continent?
Bjarni Herjolfsson
Erik the Red
Snori Sturluson
Leif Ericson


In 793, where did the first Viking raids on Britain take place?
London
Lindesfarne
York
Inverness


When the Vikings landed in America they named the area where they landed, now Newfoundland, Vinland because of the grapes they found growing there.
True
False




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