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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The second part of the code is from whom?
(a) Moses.
(b) Edward.
(c) Alfred.
(d) Ine.

2. What did Alfred the Great want to restore to England?
(a) Education.
(b) The books it once contained.
(c) Religious culture.
(d) Spiritual enlightenment.

3. Where did the third portion of the second part of Alfred's money go?
(a) The poor.
(b) His monasteries.
(c) Neighboring monasteries.
(d) The school.

4. What was the name of the king who died in 890?
(a) Aelthehelm.
(b) Exeter.
(c) Heahstan.
(d) Guthrum.

5. Many psalms express outrage with the author's enemies and pleas to God for ______.
(a) Mercy.
(b) Strength.
(c) Victory.
(d) Power.

6. What aspect of the document included after the will is particularly interesting?
(a) The witnesses.
(b) The circumstances.
(c) The conditions.
(d) The date.

7. Where did the first portion of the second part of Alfred's money go?
(a) The poor.
(b) His monasteries.
(c) Neighboring monasteries.
(d) The school.

8. Which of the following does Asser NOT discuss about Alfred's reign?
(a) His appointees.
(b) Conspiracy.
(c) Monastic intrigue.
(d) His phobias.

9. What king died in 890?
(a) The western king.
(b) The northern king.
(c) The southern king.
(d) The eastern king.

10. Who told Alfred to have works recorded and translated?
(a) Pope Manius.
(b) Asser.
(c) God.
(d) Pope Gregory.

11. What is included in Chapter IV that is from the Bible?
(a) The Sermon on the Mount.
(b) The lineage of King David.
(c) The Ten Commandments.
(d) The Beatitudes.

12. Where were Alfred's candles burned?
(a) In his private prayer chapel.
(b) At cathedrals.
(c) At relics.
(d) At cemeteries.

13. How many Viking armies did the Northumbrians and East Angles fight?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Four.

14. Why could the Vikings not remain where they went in 894?
(a) They were battled back by enemy forces.
(b) The winter was too harsh.
(c) They were called away by the king to another area.
(d) They had too few resources.

15. What was Alfred's final prose translation?
(a) The Gospels.
(b) The Psalter.
(c) The New Testament.
(d) The Catholic Book of Prayer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Alfred the Great promised ______ of his mental and bodily effort to God's service.

2. How many couriers did Alfred the Great send out in 889?

3. What is discussed in the first part of Chapter IV?

4. What is addressed in the will?

5. How many structures did Alfred the Great build?

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