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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was used to kill Sinfiotli?
(a) Poison.
(b) Dagger.
(c) Arrow.
(d) Curse.

2. A man should never be ashamed of which of the following?
(a) Honor.
(b) Farm.
(c) Wife.
(d) Horse.

3. Which of Odin's creatures is eager to feast at the battle?
(a) Crow.
(b) Griffin.
(c) Wolf.
(d) Unicorn.

4. Near what river did Sigurd die?
(a) Volga.
(b) Rhine.
(c) Seine.
(d) Rhone.

5. Why was Gunnar so angry with Sigurd.
(a) Gunnar was jealous over Sigurd's horse.
(b) Sigurd stole away Gunnar's wife.
(c) Sigurd broke a promise.
(d) Sigurd took all the glory from a bloody battle.

6. How is Regin described?
(a) Swarthy and unencumbered.
(b) Wise and ferocious.
(c) Old and tired.
(d) Clever and mischievous.

7. Sigurd and Regin meet after Sigurd purchases which item?
(a) Longboat.
(b) Broadsword.
(c) Cloak.
(d) Horse.

8. Who warns Odin against making the journey?
(a) Thor.
(b) Freya.
(c) Frigg.
(d) Agnar.

9. To whom is the Valkyrie betrothed?
(a) Hodbrodd.
(b) Atli.
(c) Hagrid.
(d) Geirrod.

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

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

12. What was the name of the king?
(a) Sigmund.
(b) Eylimi.
(c) Sinfiotli.
(d) Sigurd.

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

14. To what does the first piece of wisdom refer?
(a) Women.
(b) Guests.
(c) War.
(d) Gods.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does the ferryman argue?

2. Where did the sacred waters begin?

3. Who does not share in the feast?

4. What kind of spell had been cast on Sigrdrifa?

5. How many wives does Hiorvard have at the beginning of the Edda?

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