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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. Alfred the Great promised ______ of his mental and bodily effort to God's service.
(a) All.
(b) Half.
(c) Some.
(d) Much.

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

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

4. Why did Alfred chose the work he did to be the first to be translated for himself?
(a) It was recommended to him by Asser.
(b) It focused on the traits needed for men in government.
(c) It was a gift from his father.
(d) It was a childhood favorite.

5. Whom did the Vikings fight in 890?
(a) The Celts.
(b) The Angles.
(c) The Saxons.
(d) The Franks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose Soliloquies did Alfred translate?

2. Whose will is included?

3. How many Viking armies did the Northumbrians and East Angles fight?

4. What king died in 890?

5. Who wrote the first work that Alfred had translated for himself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the purpose of Chapter II?

5. Explain Alfred's law-code.

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

7. Who joined forces when the Vikings were attacking the Franks?

8. Explain the translation of St. Augustine's Soliloquies.

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

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

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