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Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer and established a Norse settlement at Vinland. The date of his birth is uncertain, but he is believed to have grown up in Greenland. Around A.D. 1000, Eriksson sailed to Norway, where King Olaf I converted him to Christianity.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Leif Erikson’s father was ………………………………………………., Greenland’s original colonizer.

2. Leif Erikson Day is celebrated every year on ………………………………………

3. Erikson was credited with the discovery of America while at the Norse-American Centennial in 1925 by …………………………………………..

4. Leif had two known sons,…………………………………….and ………………………………

5. Leif Erikson Day was officially adopted by Congress in…………………………….

6. It is believed that he made three landfalls at ………………………………., …………………………………… and………………………………………….

7. He travelled to Norway in …………………………………and converted to Christianity.

8. Leif’s mother built a church called ………………………………………………………..

9. The Leif Erikson Awards are annually granted by ………………………………………….. in northern Iceland.

10. He died in Greenland in………………………………….

Answers:

1. Erik Thorvaldson

2. October 9

3. President Calvin Coolidge

4. Thorgills, Thorkel

5. 1964

6. Helluland, Markland and Vinland

7. 999

8. Thjoohild’s Church

9. the Exploration Museum

10. 1020

 

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