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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 does Atli blame for barring ships from entering the fjord?
(a) Giants.
(b) Svafnir.
(c) Hiorvard.
(d) Ogress.

2. Who does Thrym want to marry?
(a) Frigg.
(b) Enid.
(c) Freyia.
(d) A Valkyrie.

3. What is the name of the boy that took pity on the wizard?
(a) Vafthrudnir.
(b) Valkyrie.
(c) Agnar.
(d) Geirrod.

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

5. With whom does the ferryman argue?
(a) Freyr.
(b) Odin.
(c) Thor.
(d) Loki.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Helgi Hiorvard's title?

2. Where did the sacred waters begin?

3. Which of Odin's creatures is eager to feast at the battle?

4. Which character turns into a bird?

5. Where does the greedy serpent live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Odin test Geirrod?

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

3. Why is Gudrun angry with her sons?

4. What did Brynhild see in her dream?

5. How does Thor deceive the ogre?

6. Why does Thrym steal and hide Thor's hammer? Does Thrym's plan work?

7. What challenge does Hymir issue to Thor to prove his superior strength?

8. What is offered to Gunnar and Hogni in exchange for their presence at Atli's hall?

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

10. According to Sigrdrifa how can Sigurd avoid being charmed by another man's wife?

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