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Viking Boats! February 20, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 SOSE 2007.
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Look at the two pictures below and then answer the questions, based on what you already know about vikings. You’ll also find it useful to look at pages 32 and 33 in your textbook. The questions (and answers) should be posted on your blog when you’re finished, along with the appropriate picture. If you like, you can colour in the picture using Paint and post it along with the answers.

Viking Longship

Viking Knarr Ship

Longship Questions:
You will need the picture of the longship to help you answer these questions

1. What features of the longship would allow it to go fast?
2. Why would speed be important for a Viking longship?
3. What was the main power source for the longship? The sail or the oars? Why?
4. Which features of the ship made it useful for landing raids?
5. What clues on the ship tells you that it was used for war?
6. How many people would have been on board? What were their roles?
7. Do you think that the picture is of a longship at sea or in harbour?
8. Is the prow (front) or the stern (back) nearest you in the picture?
9. In what ways were longships like and unlike sailing boats today?


Knarr Ship


You will need the picture of the knarr ship to help you answer these questions

1. Why are there no oarholes in the middle of this ship?
2. Do you think that speed was very important to the sailors of the knarr?
3. Why do you think that the hull of the knarr is wider than the longship?
4. What was the main power source for the knarr? The sail or the oars?
5. The knarr was used for long voyages. Where do you think the crew would sleep?
6. Where would the cargo be kept while the ship was at sea?
7. How many crew members would the ship need? What did they all do?
8. What would the sailors have eaten on board? Was there any hot food?

Some questions and pictures taken from National Maritime Museum website

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