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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the name of the king who died in 890?

3. What king died in 890?

4. What structures did Alfred build during his reign?

5. Where did the first portion of the second part of Alfred's money go?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two major challenges did Alfred face during his reign?

2. Why does King Alfred alter passages of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy? What do these alterations reveal about Alfred?

3. What is Bishop Wulfsige's preface to the translation of Gregory's Dialogues?

4. What is the significance of Pope Gregory's Pastoral Care to King Alfred? What is its focus?

5. What did Alfred do with the revenues he received?

6. Who swore oaths to King Alfred in 893? What happened when the Vikings split into roving bands that same year?

7. What three people died between 888 and 890?

8. What did Alfred do with the second part of his money?

9. Why was Alfred so careful about his financial affairs?

10. When did Alfred die? How long did he rule?

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