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 wrote the first work that Alfred had translated for himself?

2. What king died in 890?

3. Who wrote the psalms?

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

5. Asser employed a translation of the annals from 851 to ______ to compose his book.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why it was important for Asser to include King Alfred's lineage in his biography, particularly on his father's side.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Explain the reputation that developed about King Alfred in the years after his death.

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