10 most difficult Vikings riddlesHistory quiz
What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?
Cnut the Great
William the Conqueror
Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Denmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.
What is the hallmark of Sleipnir, Odin's horse in Norse mythology?
it has eight legs
it has golden eyes
it has flaming mane
all of the above
In addition to racing over the ground, Odin’s mighty steed can also fly through the air and swim through water. None of the elements slow him down. Famously, he is even able to ferry Odin safely in and out of Hel, the realm of the dead.
The sacrifices to Odin were made of ...
humans, hanging them on the tree
food, burning it in the fire
horses, ripping their guts
gold, shoving it in the well
According to Norse Mythology, Odin hang himself for nine days on the tree called Yggdrasil.
What kind of script is this 'graffiti', carved in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople around 9th century?
Constantinople, called Miklagard by Vikings, hosted thousands of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, who served as mercenaries of the Varangian Guard. They were famed for their battlefield skills and fierce, loyalty and drinking. They often fought for the Byzantine Empire, including fights with Arabs.
Who was the first known European to have discovered continental North America?
Erik the Red
Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, tentatively identified with the Norse L'Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. Later archaeological evidence suggests that Vinland may have been the areas around the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and that the L'Anse aux Meadows site was a ship repair station.
When did the Siege of Paris take place?
in 11th century
in 9th century
in 8th century
in 5th century
The Siege of Paris of 885–886 was part of a Viking raid on the Seine, in the Kingdom of the West Franks. The siege was the most important event of the reign of Charles the Fat, and a turning point in the fortunes of the Carolingian dynasty and the history of France.
What is the name of this Norse god with a spear?
The magic spear of Odin - Gungnir, always hit the target and killed the victim.
What event is taken as the beginning of the Viking Age?
the union between Dennmark and Norway
the raid on Lindisfarne monastery
death of Horik I, the King of the Danes
first invasions on Baltic Sea shores
n 793, a Viking raid on Lindisfarne caused much consternation throughout the Christian west. The amazement of the English at the raids from the sea must have been matched by the amazement of the raiders at such (to them) vulnerable, wealthy and unarmed settlements.
Who among Vikings wore horned helmets?
Vikings of Norway
Popular culture picture of a Viking wearing horned helmet developed in 19th century inspired by archaeological findings that originated from Bronze Age much earlier to Vikings' times.
What was the typical weapon of a Viking?
Bow, sword and shield
The most popular Vikings' weapons were axes, not because of greater efficiency, but due to higher availability. Only a few could afford swords, which were very expensive - much harder to forge and required much better iron. As to hammers, they weren't used in Scandinavia almost at all.