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

2. What kind of king was Alfred the Great, according to Asser?
(a) Meek.
(b) Excellent.
(c) Militaristic.
(d) Fierce.

3. What benefit did the translations have for Alfred the Great?
(a) Personal edification.
(b) Interpersonal communication skills.
(c) Spiritual consolation.
(d) Education.

4. Into what language did a bishop translate Pope Gregory's work?
(a) Old English.
(b) Latin.
(c) French.
(d) German.

5. Who wrote the first work that Alfred had translated for himself?
(a) Pope Leo.
(b) St. Francis of Assisi.
(c) Pope Gregory.
(d) Thomas Aquinas.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Vikings split up into roving ______.

2. Who was rebelled against just after Alfred died?

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

4. What did Alfred focus on the care of?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Chapter II?

2. What is the final document in King Alfred the Great?

3. Explain the preface of the translation of Pope Gregory's Pastoral Care.

4. How were people who were disobedient to Alfred handled?

5. What is the penultimate document? What are double acrostics?

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

7. What did Alfred promise to God's service?

8. What is the significance of Pope Gregory's Dialogues to King Alfred?

9. What is a charter in Anglo-Saxon terms? How many survive from the Anglo-Saxon period?

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

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