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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 color is the whale that Ibn sees swimming near the boat?
(a) Blue.
(b) Grey.
(c) Black.
(d) White and black.

2. Who travels first on the boat when crossing the river?
(a) The horses.
(b) Warriors.
(c) Women and children.
(d) All the men.

3. What does the interpreter tell Ibn to do about the situation of which Ibn is informed at the funeral?
(a) He tells Ibn to present his credentials to Buliwyf.
(b) He tells Ibn to leave right after the funeral.
(c) He tells Ibn to wait and see how things turn out.
(d) He tells Ibn to kill Thorkel.

4. What does Buliwyf do with a small stone carving they find in the farmhouse?
(a) Throw it down and shatter it.
(b) Place it over the graves they dig for the farm family.
(c) Bury it.
(d) Put it in his pocket.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who meets the warriors as they arrive at Rothgar's hall?

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

3. What kind of head do the warriors see on a spike?

4. What does Buliwyf think about waiting to be announced?

5. In what direction is Ibn's party traveling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What trouble are the Northmen experiencing when Ibn meets them?

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

3. Why did Ibn Fadlan go on a journey, who sent him, when did he go and what changed his original destination?

4. What is the letter that is mentioned in Chapter One?

5. How does Ibn describe the rivers where he travels?

6. How does Ibn describe the Northmen?

7. What do Buliwyf and his group find in a farmhouse and what does Buliwyf find there that he smashes?

8. How does Ibn end up telling a story in Rothgar's Hall?

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

10. How long was Ibn gone, and how did he tell about his journey?

(see the answer keys)

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