Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was rebelled against just after Alfred died?

2. Why could the Vikings not remain where they went in 894?

3. What did Alfred the Great want to restore to England?

4. What is the next document?

5. What aspect of the document included after the will is particularly interesting?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain Alfred's goal in translating works into English. What works did he choose? Why did he choose these specific works?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the Alfred Jewel. What is known about it? What is not known about it? Why is information about the Alfred Jewel included in Alfred the Great?

Essay Topic 3

Explain who Asser was, and what authority he had to write a biography of King Alfred. Explain how he wrote the biography, including its publication and distribution.

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