Viking Discussion Questions

Sif ’s Golden Hair

1.      Why was Thor angry?

2.      What happened to Sif’s hair?

3.      Why did Thor suspect Loki?

4.      Who are the main characters in this story?

5.      Where is Odin in the beginning of the story?

6.      What is the big problem in this story?

 

Loki and the Dwarves

1.      Why was Loki in the workshop with the dwarves?

2.      What does Loki ask the dwarves to make?  What was special about each item they made?

3.      Describe the dwarves.

4.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

5.      Where does this chapter take place?

6.      What three things do the dwarves make for Loki?

 

Stolen Thunder

1.      Why is this chapter titled “Stolen Thunder?”

2.      Describe what would happen when Thor threw Mjöllnir.

3.      What did Thrym say had to happen in order for Thor to get Mjöllnir back?

4.      What is your suggestion for how to get Thor’s hammer back?

5.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

6.      Where does “Stolen Thunder” take place?

7.      What is the plot of “Stolen Thunder”?

 

A Plan is Made

1.      What was Loki’s tricky plan?

2.      Can Loki’s tricky mind (which most of the time gets him into a lot of trouble) be helpful?

3.      Who talks Thor into the plan?

4.      The chapter says, “A man can stand anything for a few hours.” What does this mean?

5.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

6.      Where does this chapter take place?

7.      Why are Thor and Loki going to the realm of the giants?

 

 

The Wedding Feast

1.      Why did Loki tell Thrym he could not kiss his bride, Freya, yet?

2.      How did “Freya” (Thor in disguise) eat and what did Loki tell Thrym was the reason for this?

3.      What happened when Thrym brought back the wedding present?

4.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

5.      Where does the wedding feast take place?

6.      How does Thor (pretending to be Freya) get the hammer out of Thrym’s hands?

 

Balder the Beautiful

1.      Why do you think Balder was the god who was most loved?

2.      What happened that made Frigga decide to take action?

3.      Why didn’t Frigga recognize Loki?

4.      Do you think the plan to protect Balder will work? Why or why not?

5.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

6.      Where does Frigga go when she hears the news of the underworld preparations?

7.      What action does Frigga take when she hears the frightening news?

 

The Death of Balder

1.      How did Balder die?

2.      What did Hel, the goddess of the underworld, say could be done to bring Balder back to life?

3.      Did Balder come back from the underworld? Why or why not?

4.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

5.      Where does the action of the story take place?

6.      What happened in this chapter?

7.      Make a prediction about what you think will happen to Loki in the next chapter.

 

Loki’s Punishment

1.      Why had the gods lost all patience with Loki?

2.      Why do you think the poison from the snake only burned Loki’s skin and didn’t kill him?

3.      Why did Loki’s wife Siguna come to his rescue?

4.      Do you think Loki will escape? Why or why not?

5.      Who are the main characters in this chapter?

6.      Where does the chapter take place?

7.      What happened in this chapter?