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Nordic Sagas:
Viewer Challenge Quiz

Here are the answers to the Scientific American Frontiers Show 803: Nordic Sagas Viewer Challenge:

  1. a

  2. Square sail, shallow keel or draft, side rudder, projection on side rudder, ability to shift quickly from sail to oar

  3. d

  4. Population is isolated, homogeneous, not diverse and they have excellent genealogical and health records.

  5. b

  6. Arrival of birds

  7. e

  8. They use pictures or photos in the Pictorium

  9. d

  10. Lichen acts like a sponge and absorbs nutrients from air and water, so it absorbed the radioactive fallout


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