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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the next document?
(a) A debate.
(b) A treaty.
(c) A letter.
(d) A transcription from a conversation.

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

6. 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 he altered and those that remain unaltered.
(c) Into those from the Bible and those from secular sources.
(d) Into those that were conservative and those that were liberal.

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

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

9. Where were the couriers sent in 889?
(a) Across Europe.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Rome.

10. Where did the second part of Alfred's money go?
(a) Straight to the military.
(b) Straight to the people.
(c) Straight to his family.
(d) Straight to God.

11. The next document is between Alfred the Great and ______.
(a) Aethelred.
(b) Guthrum.
(c) Egsbed.
(d) Ine.

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

13. The second work translated was a dialogue between Boethius and ______.
(a) <i>Dr. Freud.</i>
(b) <i>The Virgin Mary.</i>
(c) <i>The Earl of Wessex.</i>
(d) <i>Lady Philosophy.</i>

14. Where did the story of King Alfred's rule come from?
(a) Asser's interviews with members of his court.
(b) The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
(c) Alfred's private journals.
(d) The Wessex Chronicle.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the relative of Alfred's that died in 888?



2. The Vikings split up into roving ______.



3. Whose will is included?



4. Why was the letter sent to Alfred around 886?



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



(see the answer keys)

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