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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the all-wise giant?
(a) Vafthrudnir.
(b) Fenrir.
(c) Grimnir.
(d) Loki.

2. Who greets Sigurd at Gripir's hall?
(a) Gandalf.
(b) Geirrod.
(c) Geitir.
(d) Gargamel.

3. The Edda states that friends should be _____.
(a) Possessive.
(b) Careful.
(c) Protective.
(d) Mutual givers.

4. It is predicted that the strength of which person/group will fade away?
(a) Niflung.
(b) ZHgir.
(c) ZHsir.
(d) Freyr.

5. Who is Sigrdrifa?
(a) Sigurd's wife.
(b) Valkyrie.
(c) Atli's mother.
(d) Sigurd's sister.

6. What is the name of the Swedish king's only daughter?
(a) Asgard.
(b) Brunhilda.
(c) Bodvild.
(d) Helge.

7. Who lost a hand to Fenrir?
(a) Eldir.
(b) Bragi.
(c) Tyr.
(d) Loki.

8. Foolish men often do which of the following?
(a) Sleep late.
(b) Speak when they know nothing.
(c) Travel alone.
(d) Drink until drunk.

9. To whom will Sigurd deliver treasure?
(a) Giuki.
(b) Loki.
(c) Odin.
(d) Frigg.

10. How many heads does the old woman have?
(a) 2.
(b) 500.
(c) 10.
(d) 900.

11. Who is the first to see Helgi in spirit after he dies?
(a) Peasant.
(b) King.
(c) Stable boy.
(d) Maid.

12. What is the name of the tree of life?
(a) Verksgoord.
(b) Valhalla.
(c) Olympus.
(d) Yggdrasill.

13. How old was Helgi when it was decided he would go into battle?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 1 month.
(c) 6 days.
(d) 1 day.

14. What is the name of Hunding's kingdom?
(a) Valhalla.
(b) Volsung.
(c) Hunland.
(d) Borghild.

15. With what does Fafnir attempt to kill Sigurd?
(a) Poison.
(b) Fangs.
(c) Broad axe.
(d) Mace.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who became the stateliest of men?

2. What happens to the first speaker at the end of the poem?

3. Which of Odin's creatures is eager to feast at the battle?

4. What mark is branded onto the woman?

5. What is the name of the woman that enchants Freyr?

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