[Ques] Which Viking explorer founded the first Norse colony in Greenland?

The Quiz: Which Viking explorer founded the first Norse colony in Greenland?

Erik the Red
Ivar the Boneless
John the Green
Halfdan Ragnarsson

Explanation : In 982 CE, flame-haired Erik the Red left Iceland, sailed 900 nautical miles and made land on a new island. He established a number of settlements there and named the island “Greenland” in the hope that it would encourage more people to come and farm the land there. It worked and in 986 CE, Erik the Red organized an expedition that resulted in two settlements: East and West. There were about 280 farms on these settlements, which suggests the weather in Greenland was much warmer than it is today.

Correct Answer: Erik the Red

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