Vikings Trivia Quiz

 

Do you really know the Vikings? Find out in our Vikings trivia quiz.

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True or False?

1. Vikings did not call themselves “Vikings.”

 True

 False

 

2. Many priests in England thought Vikings had come from God to help with farming and shipbuilding.

 True

 False

 

3. Vikings believed Asgard was the home of the Norse gods and it was connected to earth by a rainbow bridge.

 True

 False

 

4. The Vikings or Norsemen did not worship gods.

 True

 False

 

5. Norse children who were sickly and weak were abandoned or thrown into the sea.

 True

 False

 

6. A Viking criminal could be killed by anyone.

 True

 False

 

7. The Vikings were people of the sea so they only ate fish and seafood.

 True

 False

 

8. Vikings wore horned helmets when going into battle in order to threaten their opponents.

 True

 False

 

9. Ragnar Hairy Breeches was the last Viking King of England.

 True

 False

 

10. Prominent Vikings who died were laid on boats together with their belongings and were set on fire and pushed out to the sea.

 True

 False




Answers to the Vikings trivia quiz:

1. True. The use of the term “vikings” started only in the 19th century.
2. False. Priests in England interpreted Vikings and their brutal raids as punishment from God.
3. True.
4. False. They believed in many different gods.
5. True. The Vikings valued power and strength and they considered sickly children to be a burden.
6. True. Vikings who committed serious crimes became outlaws and anyone could kill them.
7. False. The Vikings ate whatever food they could grow or hunt. They raised and hunted animals, grew grains and vegetables and gathered fruits and nuts.
8. False. Helmets with horns sticking out would be impractical in combat.
9. False. It was Eric Bloodaxe.
10. True.

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