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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. The Edda states that friends should be _____.
(a) Mutual givers.
(b) Possessive.
(c) Careful.
(d) Protective.

2. Near what river did Sigurd die?
(a) Volga.
(b) Rhone.
(c) Rhine.
(d) Seine.

3. Which character turns into a bird?
(a) Franmar.
(b) Hedin.
(c) Alof.
(d) Svafnir.

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

5. For how many days is Grimnir tortured?
(a) 4.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 12.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Hunding's kingdom?

2. Where did the sacred waters begin?

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

4. Which animal sent out a warning?

5. How many pieces of wisdom does Sigrdrifa impart?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Which character turns into a eagle? Why does it happen? What is the bird's purpose?

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

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

5. According to the Seeress, who will avenge Baldr?

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

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

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

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

10. What was seen in Glaumvor's dream?

(see the answer keys)

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