QUIZ: Do You Know The Real Story Of The Vikings?

Old Norse in English words shape English town names.
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Vikings were Norsemen who raided and discovered several countries from 793 to 1066. Eventually, Vikings inhabited various regions of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Norway, entrenching their culture and history there.

Despite most people knowing about Vikings, many don’t understand much of their history beyond myths of pirate raids and burning ships. If you know what the word berserker means, or remember the Viking the founder of Greenland, you may want to take this quiz to test your Viking knowledge. Could you fit into Viking culture if you traveled back in time?