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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. Why was Gunnar so angry with Sigurd.
(a) Sigurd stole away Gunnar's wife.
(b) Gunnar was jealous over Sigurd's horse.
(c) Sigurd took all the glory from a bloody battle.
(d) Sigurd broke a promise.

2. What is the name of the Valkyrie who appears before Helgi?
(a) Sigrun.
(b) Svava.
(c) Serena.
(d) Svanfir.

3. How many heads does the old woman have?
(a) 10.
(b) 500.
(c) 2.
(d) 900.

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

5. What is the name of Regin's father?
(a) Hunding.
(b) Hedewig.
(c) Hercules.
(d) Hreidmar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character turns into a bird?

2. Where is Fafnir found?

3. How many sons did the king have?

4. How many wives does Hiorvard have at the beginning of the Edda?

5. With whom does the ferryman argue?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Fafnir surprised at Sigurd's appearance?

5. What are Hogni's thoughts about the ring sent by Gudrun?

6. How does Iormunrekk react to the news of the arrival of Sorli and Hamdir?

7. How does Odin test Geirrod?

8. What did Brynhild see in her dream?

9. What topic does Freyia want to discuss? Why?

10. How and where is Andvari caught by Loki?

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