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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. Who is Freyr's father?
(a) Skirnir.
(b) Agnar.
(c) Odin.
(d) Niord.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which animals travel with Thor's party?

3. The Edda states that friends should be _____.

4. Who warns Odin against making the journey?

5. What was the name of the king's second wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Herborg's tale of woe?

2. How does Thor deceive the ogre?

3. Which character turns into a eagle? Why does it happen? What is the bird's purpose?

4. How does Gudrun proclaim her innocence?

5. What happened to Gudrun after she gathered Sigurd's body?

6. How does the accusation against Gudrun occur?

7. What does Sigrun's maid think when she sees Helgi riding into his grave?

8. What things are promised to Frodi from the grinding of the magic grindstone?

9. Why is Fafnir surprised at Sigurd's appearance?

10. Explain the death of Hunding at Helgi's hand and the consequences.

(see the answer keys)

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