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Norse Mythology Quiz

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What is the name of the realm in Norse mythology which served as the dwelling place of the warrior gods?
Asgard
Helheim
Midgard
Muspelheim

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What legendary figure was the all-father who served as leader of the gods of Asgard?
Sif
Tyr
Thor
Odin

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What is the name of the race of warrior gods who lived in Asgard?
Gleipnir
Nibelung
Notun
Aesir

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Legends state that Odin, in order to gain great wisdom, threw what part of his body into a well?
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His genitals
His right hand
His tongue
His eye

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On adventures, Odin would occasionally disguise himself as a giant and assume what name?
Surtr
Heimdall
Nohadon
Bolverk

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What massive cataclysmic event did the Norse prophesy would claim the lives of the gods and almost all of existence?
Ragnarok
Bolverk
Mystletainn
Gleipnir

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During Ragnarok, what wolf son of Loki was predicted to claim the life of Odin in battle?
Fenrir
Hel
Muspel
Fimbulvetr

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The Ring of the Nibelung were operas written by what famous composer to tell the story of Norse mythology?
Mozart
Wagner
Rosetti
Gershwin

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Gotterdammerung was the final part of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. What does this odd word mean in English?
"Ascension of the New Gods"
"A Final Breath"
"A Spear In the Breast"
"Twilight of the Gods"

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What is the name of the magical chain employed to imprison the wolf Fenrir?
Gungnir
Gleipnir
Mjolnir
Fimbulvetr

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Much of our current knowledge of Norse mythology comes from translations of the 13th Century Edda of what writer?
Olaf Handelson
Leif Erikson
Snorri Sturluson
Manfroy Manfroyson

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What son of Odin served as the god of the skies and thunder?
Hel
Balder
Loki
Thor

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What was the name of Thor's magical hammer of lightning?
Torvir
Mjolnir
Midgard
Gungnir

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What was the name of the tree of life which connected all realms of reality with its branches?
Freyja
Roc
Yggdrasil
Fimbulvetr

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How many realms of reality did the Norse believe were connected by the branches of the tree of life?
Four
Six
Eight
Nine

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What is the name of the treacherous god of deceit who was son of Odin?
Kirn
Arangard
Loki
Belvost

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What was the name of the hall of the Aesir in Asgard which Odin ruled from?
Nomundir
Valhalla
Camelot
Olympus

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What was the Norse name for the human realm from a cosmological perspective?
Aenir
Niflheim
Jodunheim
Midgard

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What is the name of the astral meadow in which Freyja watches over half of those killed in combat?
Folkvangr
Valhalla
Niflheim
Helheim

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In Norse mythology, what is the name of the serpent who gnaws on the base of the world tree?
Nidhogg
Greymouth
Loki
Fenrir

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What son of Balder served as the god of justice?
Mangros
Forseti
Olek
Bin

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What Norse god disguised himself as Freyja in order to steal back his weapon from a kingdom of trolls?
Thor
Odin
Heimdall
Loki

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What goddess served as ruler of the Norse land of the sinful dead?
Minerva
Freyja
Hel
Belatrina

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What is the name of the female spirits who determined who would live and die in battle?
Dirges
Angelas
Jormunn
Valkyries

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What son of nine mothers served as the watchman over the gods?
Heimdall
Thor
Nifl
Night

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What realm of Norse mythology was known for being the land of ice?
Muspelheim
Helheim
Niflheim
Midgard

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What is the name of the realm of fire and brimstone in Norse mythology?
Midgard
Muspelheim
Belder
Sirburn

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What was the name of the Norse god of war?
Byron
Moon
Sun
Tyr

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What is the name of the Jotunn giant who presided over Muspelheim?
Loki
Surtr
Posier
Argost

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What goddess was the wife of Thor whose hair was cut off by Loki?
Deobelle
Kieran
Sif
Freyja

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What is the name of the massive snake who circled the earth's oceans to bite his own tail in Norse mythology?
Kurn
Velstokin
Jormungandr
Firbolg

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