The Viking, or Norse, culture is one of the main topics in KS2 history. This is the first of four quizzes on the subject and it concentrates on the Norse explorers - some of whom were traders and others pirates.
The Vikings had explored more of the world than anyone else of their era. Viking explorers were Norse warriors, traders and pirates who raided, explored, traded and settled in wide areas of Europe including Great Britain and Ireland. The Vikings came from Norway, Sweden and Denmark and were great sailors. Unlike most people of the time they were able to navigate by the stars and so cross great oceans. They travelled as far as North America, Africa and the Near East, and colonised Iceland and Greenland. All Vikings were required to own weapons as well as permitted to carry them all the time.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about Viking explorers, traders and pirates.