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

2. What happens during the imparting of knowledge.
(a) Odin causes a great storm.
(b) Thor is arrested.
(c) Day breaks.
(d) Thor's daughter runs away.

3. Who is Freyr's father?
(a) Skirnir.
(b) Niord.
(c) Odin.
(d) Agnar.

4. Foolish men often do which of the following?
(a) Sleep late.
(b) Drink until drunk.
(c) Speak when they know nothing.
(d) Travel alone.

5. How many pieces of wisdom does Sigrdrifa impart?
(a) 10.
(b) 3.
(c) 6.
(d) 8.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the all-wise giant?

2. Who is Sigrdrifa?

3. What is the name of the ferryman?

4. Sigurd and Regin meet after Sigurd purchases which item?

5. For how many days is Grimnir tortured?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the relationship form between Lord and Rig?

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

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

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

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

6. What story does Gudrun tell to Thiodrek?

7. Name at least one reason Thor objects to the marriage of his daughter to the ogre.

8. Why did Harbard refuse to give Thor passage on the ferry?

9. What was seen in Glaumvor's dream?

10. What does Gripir predict in regard to the prince's daughter?

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