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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 Ottar eating when he is killed?
(a) Steak.
(b) Kelp.
(c) Raw potatoes.
(d) Salmon.

2. Which of the following items was not introduced by Thor?
(a) Clouds.
(b) Ale.
(c) Ocean.
(d) Sunlight.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Near what river did Sigurd die?

2. Who is Freyr's father?

3. What is the first speaker's name?

4. The Edda states that friends should be _____.

5. With whom does the ferryman argue?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where did Oddrun encounter Gunnar? What was he doing at the time?

2. How do Sorli and Hamdir react when they meet Erp on the road?

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

4. How does the accusation against Gudrun occur?

5. Who were the three Valkyries found spinning near Wolf Lake?

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

7. Why did Harbard refuse to give Thor passage on the ferry?

8. How does Loki behave once insulted at Hymir's Hall?

9. What is Gudrun's message to Sigurd?

10. Who were some of the casualties in battle? How did the deaths affect Sigrun?

(see the answer keys)

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