The Vikings

Please answer the following questions:

1. What three modern countries did the Vikings come from?
2. What is the name given to this region?
3. How long did the Viking Age take place?
4. Some Vikings would steal and fight, what did others do?
5. Who settled in southern Britain?
6. What did the English call the Viking invaders? Was this term accurate? If not, why?
7. Christian monasteries became easy targets for Vikings; Why?
8. Where did Norwegian Vikings sail to? Where did Danish Vikings sail to?
9. How far away could Viking traders be found?
10. An Arab traveler came across a Viking in Russia in the 900's; What was the Viking carrying?
11. Byzantine Emperors hired Vikings as personal guards; What were these Vikings called?

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