Quiz: Only Someone With Norwegian Blood Will Ace This Vikings Test

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rollingstone.com

Will you be as fierce as the Vikings powering through this quiz?

This quiz incorporates facts about the Vikings, their history, and Nordic culture that only true Norwegians can guess!

 Apr 20, 2017
1 of 10Pick your answer!
Which of these countries is NOT part of Scandinavia?
Denmark
Sweden
Germany
2 of 10Pick your answer!
Vikings kept their minds sharp by practicing __________
Riddles
Sudoku
Crosswords
3 of 10Pick your answer!
Who was the first man to sail to Greenland?
Gunnbjorn
Eric the Red
Sweyn Forkbeard
4 of 10Pick your answer!
What was the name given to Scandinavians in Russia?
Scandies
Foreigners
Rus
5 of 10Pick your answer!
Who was the only person to find Vinland and winter there?
Leif Eriksson
Olaf Tryggvason
Harald Hardrada
6 of 10True or false?
Christopher Columbus beat Leif Eriksson to North America.
False
True
Neither
7 of 10Pick your answer!
What word is used to describe a longer, old Icelandic story?
Fable
Saga
Tall tale
8 of 10Pick your answer!
What kind of funeral did Viking chieftains have?
Thrown into the ocean to be "forever at sea"
Cremated with ashes spread over his homeland
Buried or cremated with his ship
9 of 10Pick your answer!
What are the two most famous Vikings ships, found in mounds in Norway?
Islendingur and Tune Ship
Ormen Lange and Draken
Oseberg and Gokstad
10 of 10Pick your answer!
The word "viking" is based on the word "vik" meaning __________
creek, inlet, or bay
fighter
ocean or sea
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