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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. What is the usual distance between each river crossing?
(a) A week.
(b) One day.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Two to four days.

2. How long was Ibn gone?
(a) A year.
(b) Six months.
(c) Two years.
(d) Three years.

3. Why is there problems with the Northmen's leader?
(a) He is ill.
(b) He does not like to fight.
(c) He is too young.
(d) He is unable to have children.

4. What does Thorkel want to do with Ibn?
(a) Take him to his village.
(b) Have him initiated into the tribe.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Make him leave immediately.

5. What is the essence of the people from question #25 culture?
(a) Warlike.
(b) Industrial.
(c) Agrarian.
(d) Nomadic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the differences between Ibn's observations of the Vikings and the general European view of them at that time?

2. What does Ibn ask when Herger points out the city in question #67 to him?

3. Why are the warriors of Trelburg clean?

4. What is the name of the Northmen's leader?

5. How long are the Northmen on the river for the first leg of Ibn's journey?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Buliwyf do the night the wendol attack after they kill the mother and how does he look?

2. What do the Northmen do around mid-morning the day after the second battle?

3. What kind of man is Ibn, and how much has he traveled before this journey?

4. Who tells Ibn about the wendol and what does he say?

5. How is the Northmen's fear explained to Ibn?

6. What does Ibn learn about Thorkel during the burial rites?

7. What does Crichton say about Ibn's observations of the Vikings?

8. What hits the land right after the burial and what does Ibn notice about the Northmen?

9. What is one of the new defenses around Hurot and what do the women do with water and why do they do it?

10. Where do the Northmen make landfall, how do they travel next and how does Ibn feel about the traveling? Why do they travel so many hours in a day?

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