Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes

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Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes

Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes. Five quizzes – 100 questions -20 questions/answers each, plus set of riddles/jokes on The Vikings – based on Unit 6C, and covering everything you, as a teacher, would hope to cover in the classroom. Quiz content deliberately is chosen to reflect curriculum coverage. Informative and fun! Great end of the unit test!

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Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes

Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes. Five quizzes – 100 questions -20 questions/answers each, plus set of riddles/jokes on The Vikings, based on Unit 6C, and covering everything you, as a teacher, would hope to cover in the classroom. Quiz content deliberately is chosen to reflect curriculum coverage. Informative and fun! Great end of the unit test!

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Viking Quizzes, Riddles & Jokes summary

1. Background

  • What names were given to the Viking’s sum up the reputation they earned for their activities off British shores? (raiders, robbers, pillagers, and plunderers)
  • From which three countries, collectively known as Scandinavia, did the Vikings come? (Norway, Sweden and Denmark)
  • Around how many years after the Romans left did the Vikings strike? (400)
  • What was the name of the monastery, raided in 793 AD? (Lindisfarne)
  • What ‘treasures’ did the Vikings take? (Gold and silver crosses, silken embroideries and decorated books and cloth)

2. Kings

  • Who was the first king to rule over all England? (Egbert)
  • Who was his grandson? (Alfred the Great)
  • How did he earn this name? (Dominant personality; courageous defence of his kingdom against the Vikings; creation of  network of defensive towns called burhs; he started a navy; he got a code of law written up)
  • Who was his father? (Ethelwulf)
  • Whose hair was probably turned grey by the activities of his son, Erik Bloodaxe? (Harald Fairhair)

3. Viking Life

  • What was a Viking mother expected to do? (Farm the land, make the meals, make clothes, and sails – spinning and weaving)
  • How did a Viking daughter help at home? (By cooking, sewing, skinning animals and helping about the house)
  • What did a Viking boy do? (He ploughed, hunted, fished and fought)
  • What was the other name for a slave? (A thrall)
  • What were farmers, craftsmen and fishermen known as? (karls)

4. Valhalla

  • What was The Hall of the Slain more commonly known as? (Valhalla)
  • Who went there? (Dead warriors)
  • What could they do all day? (Fight)
  • What could they do all night? (Feast)
  • Who was god of nature? (Frey)

5. The Explorers

  • Who gave Greenland its name? (Erik the Red)
  • Why was this name a little misleading? (The land was more grey and icy than green)
  • Why did he ‘lie’? (To get people to go and settle there)
  • What 2 countries was Erik the Red banished from?  (Norway and Iceland)
  • What crime did he commit there? (Murder)

 

Jokes/Riddles

  • Who had a beard shaped like a piece of cutlery? (Svein Forkbeard)
  • Who was fond of wearing shorts? (Magnus Barelegs)
  • Who had to be careful where he trod? (Magnus Barefoot of Norway)
  • Who made a mean omelette? (Egbert)
  • Who had a very hard side to him? (Edmund Ironside, son of Ethelred)

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