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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 is the name of the woman that enchants Freyr?
(a) Gerd.
(b) Asina.
(c) Frigg.
(d) Dhervir.

2. What is the name of the ferryman?
(a) Hidolf.
(b) Harbard.
(c) Geirrod.
(d) Skirnir.

3. What is the Norse name for the end of the world?
(a) Ragnarok.
(b) Valhalla.
(c) Yggdrasill.
(d) Asgard.

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

5. What is the name of the Swedish king?
(a) Agnar.
(b) Nidud.
(c) Grimnir.
(d) Norad.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Thrym want to marry?

2. With what does Fafnir attempt to kill Sigurd?

3. How is Regin described?

4. How old was Helgi when it was decided he would go into battle?

5. What is the name of Regin's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Edda's view on friendship?

2. How does Oddrun react to finding Borgny in labor?

3. Why is Gudrun angry with her sons?

4. How should a wise Norseman speak?

5. According to the Edda, what were Gudrun's feelings about Sigurd?

6. Who is Gripir? What is Gripir's role in the Edda?

7. How does Thor deceive the ogre?

8. Describe what happened when King Hraudung's sons went out on a fishing expedition.

9. What does Gripir predict in regard to the prince's daughter?

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

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