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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The document included after the will gives what to Aethelhelm?
(a) A wife.
(b) A portion of the kingdom.
(c) A neighboring kingdom.
(d) An estate.

2. What was the second work translated?
(a) Discourse on Faith.
(b) Explanation of Nobility.
(c) Understanding of Psychology.
(d) Consolation of Philosophy.

3. How many structures did Alfred the Great build?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Many.
(d) Four.

4. What relative of Alfred's died in 888?
(a) His father.
(b) His sister.
(c) His cousin.
(d) His brother.

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

6. What aspect of his money did Alfred believe God would reward?
(a) Tithing.
(b) Saving for an inheritance.
(c) Giving to charity.
(d) Spending it for his subjects.

7. What did Alfred contribute to the translation of Pope Gregory's work?
(a) A letter to readers.
(b) An introduction.
(c) An addendum.
(d) A dedication.

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

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

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

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

12. What relationship did Alfred have with the king who died in 890?
(a) He was King Alfred's cousin.
(b) He was King Alfred's godson.
(c) He was King Alfred's godfather.
(d) He was King Alfred's mother's nephew.

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

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

15. Asser employed a translation of the annals from 851 to ______ to compose his book.
(a) 887.
(b) 899.
(c) 865.
(d) 891.

Short Answer Questions

1. What structures did Alfred build during his reign?

2. Those who disobeyed Alfred were often ______.

3. What benefit did the translations have for Alfred the Great?

4. How many years did Alfred the Great rule?

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

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