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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. A man should never be ashamed of which of the following?
(a) Farm.
(b) Honor.
(c) Wife.
(d) Horse.

2. What is Helgi Hiorvard's title?
(a) King.
(b) Warrior.
(c) Baron.
(d) God.

3. Where did the sacred waters begin?
(a) Odin's hand.
(b) Valhalla.
(c) Himinfell.
(d) Ragnarok.

4. What item does Thor set out to find?
(a) Goats.
(b) Sword.
(c) Hammer.
(d) Cauldron.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Atli blame for barring ships from entering the fjord?

2. What was used to kill Sinfiotli?

3. Which of the following is not mentioned in this Edda?

4. Who is supposedly going to kill Sigurd?

5. What is the name of the Swedish king?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Brynhild's punishment?

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

4. How does Thor deceive the ogre?

5. What confession does Hedin make to Helgi? How does Helgi react?

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

7. How should a wise Norseman speak?

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

9. What story does Gudrun tell to Thiodrek?

10. What was seen in Glaumvor's dream?

(see the answer keys)

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