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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what is the woman bribed?
(a) Eternal life.
(b) Golden apples.
(c) Wine and song.
(d) Gold and jewels.

2. Which of the Lappish king's sons is captured?
(a) Slagfid.
(b) Egil.
(c) Volund.
(d) Hlodver.

3. What kind of creature is Fafnir?
(a) Goat.
(b) Dragon.
(c) Centaur.
(d) Wolf.

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

5. Where did the sacred waters begin?
(a) Himinfell.
(b) Odin's hand.
(c) Valhalla.
(d) Ragnarok.

6. Which animals travel with Thor's party?
(a) Cattle.
(b) Goats.
(c) Monkeys.
(d) Dogs.

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

8. Which animal sent out a warning?
(a) Eagle.
(b) Serpent.
(c) Raven.
(d) Otter.

9. What item does Sigrdrifa give to Sigurd?
(a) Ale.
(b) Chalice.
(c) Sword.
(d) Mail.

10. In which country did the story begin?
(a) Norway.
(b) Belgium.
(c) Denmark.
(d) France.

11. Which item is requested by Loki when he arrives at Hymir's Hall?
(a) Water.
(b) A bed.
(c) Food.
(d) Mead.

12. Gripir is referred to as what type of person?
(a) Cunning.
(b) Incompetent.
(c) Crazy.
(d) Wise.

13. What kind of spell had been cast on Sigrdrifa?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Incurable illness.
(c) Ugliness.
(d) Lameness.

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

15. Who is sent to spend the winter at King Svafnir's hall?
(a) Franmar.
(b) Helgi.
(c) Svava.
(d) Atli.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item does Thrym steal?

2. Who greets Sigurd at Gripir's hall?

3. Who is Freyr's father?

4. Who does Atli blame for barring ships from entering the fjord?

5. Who became the stateliest of men?

(see the answer keys)

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