The Norse Mythology Quiz
by Staff
The Vikings, or Norsemen, terrorized northern Europe from 800-1100 C.E. See how much you know about the myths and legends of these mighty warriors with our Norse mythology quiz!

Where did all mighty Norse warriors hope to go after death?

  • heaven
  • Valhalla
  • Purgatory

What texts are the main sources of Norse mythology?

  • Eibas
  • Eillas
  • Eddas

What are the two Eddas called?

  • "The Poetic" and "The Prose"
  • "The History" and "The Myth"
  • "The First" and "The Second"

What did the Norse call their epic poems?

  • skold
  • skild
  • skald

What did the Norse call the fiery region to the south of their world?

  • Muspel
  • Niflheim
  • Hel

What happened when the Muspel collided with the frozen world to the north known as the Niflheim?

  • end of the world
  • creation of all life
  • All men turned to gods.

What was the first living thing, according to Norse myth?

  • fish
  • frost giant
  • man

What was the first animal, created to accompany and nourish Ymir?

  • sheep
  • goat
  • cow

Who kills Ymir and creates the rest of the world?

  • Zeus
  • Balder
  • Odin

What does Odin use to form the first two humans?

  • logs
  • apples
  • rocks

What was the name of the heavenly home of the gods?

  • Ragnarok
  • Asgard
  • Midgard

What was Ragnarok?

  • hell
  • nectar of the gods
  • terrible battle

What was the name of Odin's favorite son?

  • Sauniere
  • Mercury
  • Balder

What innocuous item kills Balder?

  • pebble
  • mistletoe
  • papyrus

True or false: The word "brag" comes the Norse god Bragi.

  • true
  • false

Who was the Norse god of agriculture and fertility?

  • Fryer
  • Freyr
  • Frigg

What was the name of Odin's wife?

  • Frigg
  • Fragg
  • Frugg

True or false: Frigg is the reason we kiss under the mistletoe.

  • true
  • false

How many mothers does Heimdall have?

  • nine
  • two
  • one

What did the Norse call Earth?

  • Ragnorak
  • Midgard
  • Mantle

True or false: In Norse myth, the underworld was ruled by a woman.

  • true
  • false

What is the name of Bragi's wife?

  • Idun
  • Eve
  • Athena

What does Idun need to help the gods stay young and vital?

  • golden apples
  • water from a special fountain
  • blood from a young cow

What is Loki best known for?

  • wisdom
  • artistry
  • pranks

How long does Odin hang from a tree to learn wisdom?

  • three days
  • nine days
  • 30 days

Who was the Norse ruler of the sky?

  • Tron
  • Thor
  • Trek

What weapon did Thor carry?

  • bow
  • hammer
  • sword

True or false: Two days of the week are named for Norse gods.

  • true
  • false

Who was the greatest human hero in Norse mythology?

  • Arthur
  • Sigurd
  • Sigfriend

Which of these novels bears a strong resemblance to a common Norse myth?

  • "Lord of the Rings"
  • "The Great Gatsby"
  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"