Viking settlement (10th century)

Viking settlement (10th century)

Typical settlements of the Norsemen were not only established in Scandinavia, they appeared on distant areas as well.

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viking, settlement, Scandinavia, sailers, Northern Europe, Middle Ages, lifestyle, architecture, building, village, dwelling, sites

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Questions

  • Which present-day nation consider themselves the descendants of the Vikings?
  • From which part of Europe did the Vikings swarm out at the end of the 8th century?
  • Is it true that the Vikings reached America?
  • Which area did the Vikings not reach?
  • What did the Vikings NOT do?
  • Is it true that the Vikings couldn't build ships?
  • Which of these words is not connected to the Vikings?
  • What is the hidden meaning of the word ‘norman’?
  • Who founded the first Viking settlement of Greenland?
  • Is it true that the Viking religion was polytheistic?
  • Who was one of the main gods of the Vikings?
  • Which work of art contains information about Scandinavian mythology?
  • What was the most precious object treasured by the Vikings?
  • Which object depicts events from Viking history?
  • Is it true that the Vikings were more unkempt than most Europeans at the time?
  • Is it true that the Vikings wore horned helmets?
  • Why were injured viking warriors fed onions?
  • ‘The ... of the Vikings lay in the longships.’ Winston Churchill
  • Whose son was Leif Eriksson?
  • Which social class did not exist in Viking society?
  • What was the name of the basic institution of Viking law, the forerunner of modern parliaments?
  • Is it true that Vikings had no written laws?
  • How often did the Viking ‘parliament’ assemble?
  • How did Vikings preserve their laws?
  • How did Vikings elect their Chieftains?
  • What does it mean that a chieftain was elected by the right of bloodline?
  • What does it mean that a chieftain was elected by an act of bravery?
  • Is it true that Viking men could have several wives?
  • Is it true that the status of Viking women was worse than that of other European women at the time?
  • What was the most common material of Viking jewellery?
  • Which statement is not true for the Vikings?
  • Is it true that the Vikings probably never wore horned helmets?
  • What kind of writing system did the Vikings use?
  • Which colour was the nickname of the famous Viking traveller, Eric?
  • Why did Vikings mostly sail close to the shores?
  • Is it true that the Vikings did NOT have any navigation instruments, they used the stars to navigate?
  • How long did it take for the Vikings to sail from Iceland to Greenland?
  • What power source did Vikings NOT utilise to power their ships?
  • What was the most common building material used in Viking settlements?
  • What was the maximum possible length of Viking buildings, according to scholars?
  • What was NOT a typical feature of Viking dwellings?
  • What was NOT part of Viking dwellings´ structure?
  • What type of dwellings did most Vikings live in?
  • What did Vikings NOT use to cover roofs?
  • How did Vikings prevent the wooden logs that made up the walls from rotting?
  • Is it true that Vikings kept their animals in their own homes?
  • What was the floor of Viking dwellings usually made of?
  • What was the shape of a typical Viking settlement?
  • What was NOT characteristic of the first Viking towns?
  • Which was not part of a large Viking settlement?
  • What was the shape of a typical Viking dwelling?
  • What was the approximate size of Birka's population, one of the best known Viking settlements, in its heyday?
  • Is it true that Christianity started to spread relatively early in Viking society?

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