Explorers Trivia Quiz

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2. Erik the Viking

In the 980s, the Norseman, Erik the Red, discovered rich fertile land in Greenland, and persuaded settlers to come from Iceland. The colony flourished, partly because:

A) The weather was unusually warm at that time
B) They found rich mineral deposits
C) The friendly natives helped the settlers
D) The forests provided good building material

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Luckily for the settlers, they came at the beginning of the “Little Climatic Optimum”, so until about 1200 the coast was ice-free, pastures were rich, and animal life was plentiful. The colony eventually failed after the weather turned colder again.

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