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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) Agnar.
(b) Niord.
(c) Skirnir.
(d) Odin.

2. What is the name of the all-wise giant?
(a) Loki.
(b) Grimnir.
(c) Fenrir.
(d) Vafthrudnir.

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

4. Where do the Lappish king's sons go to hunt?
(a) Freyr's Fjord.
(b) Wolfdale.
(c) Wolfbane.
(d) Willow Hollow.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Swedish king's only daughter?

2. What happens to the first speaker at the end of the poem?

3. What symbol is recommended for protection?

4. Who kills Helgi?

5. Who is Sigrdrifa?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the prophecy given by Freyia in regards to the gods?

2. What is the result of Rig's teachings to Kin?

3. Why is Skirnir sent to meet with Gerd? How does Gerd react?

4. What is Herborg's tale of woe?

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

6. What is the conversation between Brynhild and the giantess?

7. How does Thor deceive the ogre?

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

9. How does Gudrun proclaim her innocence?

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

(see the answer keys)

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