Who Was Leif Erikson? - Facts and Biography


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Where was Leif Erikson born?

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1. Leif Erikson's father was another famous Viking. Who was he?

2. What important mission was Leif Erikson given by King Olaf I in Norway?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Leif Erikson is a name that is sometimes lost among well-known explorers. Revisit his legacy with this short quiz and worksheet that tests your knowledge of his life and travels. Multiple-choice questions examine his early years, family and expeditions. Excel on these assessments by choosing the best answer of four available with each question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test your knowledge of the following:

  • Leif Erikson's place of birth
  • Famous Viking who was also Erikson's father
  • Mission King Olaf gave Erikson in Norway
  • Original and current name of the place Erikson landed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the travels and discoveries of Leif Erikson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Leif Erikson's beginnings and father
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson covering the biography of Leif Erikson

Additional Learning

The lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet is called, Who Was Leif Erikson? - Facts and Biography. Examine this lesson to boost your knowledge of the following:

  • When Leif Erikson was born
  • Settlement established by Erik the Red
  • At what age Erikson served as captain of a major voyage
  • Details about Erikson's travels that led him to new land