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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was rebelled against just after Alfred died?
(a) Osferth.
(b) Aethelweared.
(c) Edward.
(d) Aethelwold.

2. What was Alfred the Great's spiritual life like?
(a) He was an ordained priest.
(b) He gave appearances of being exceptionally religious, but was an atheist.
(c) He was exceptionally religious.
(d) He respected Christianity, but did not practice it.

3. How does Alfred divide the laws the he himself did not write?
(a) Into those he likes and those he does not like.
(b) Into those that were conservative and those that were liberal.
(c) Into those he altered and those that remain unaltered.
(d) Into those from the Bible and those from secular sources.

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

5. Whose Soliloquies did Alfred translate?
(a) St. Augustine's.
(b) Pope Gregory's.
(c) St. Francis's.
(d) Thomas Aquinas's.

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

7. Chapter II translates the annals that cover Alfred's life that pick up from ______?
(a) The birth of Alfred's son.
(b) Where Asser's writing left off.
(c) Alfred's marriage.
(d) The death of Asser.

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

9. What work by Pope Gregory did a bishop translate for King Alfred?
(a) Homilies.
(b) Letters.
(c) Lectures.
(d) Dialogues.

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

11. Who sent a letter to Alfred around 886?
(a) Pope Manius.
(b) Fulco.
(c) Aethelhelm.
(d) Asser.

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

13. How many sub-chapters are in the code?
(a) 77.
(b) 100.
(c) 120.
(d) 43.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The second work translated was a dialogue between Boethius and ______.

2. Whose will is included?

3. What relationship did Alfred have with the king who died in 890?

4. What bishop translated a work by Pope Gregory for King Alfred?

5. The second part of the code is from whom?

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