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

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

3. How old was Helgi when it was decided he would go into battle?
(a) 1 month.
(b) 1 day.
(c) 2 weeks.
(d) 6 days.

4. Where will the gods gather to battle?
(a) Gnita-heath.
(b) Mismade.
(c) Sigrdrifa.
(d) Surt.

5. Who greets Sigurd at Gripir's hall?
(a) Gargamel.
(b) Gandalf.
(c) Geirrod.
(d) Geitir.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does the ferryman argue?

2. What is the name of the ferryman?

3. It is predicted that the strength of which person/group will fade away?

4. Foolish men often do which of the following?

5. Who warns Odin against making the journey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What advice does Sigrdrifa give to Sigurd on being victorious in battle?

3. How does the conflict begin in The Death of Sinfiotli?

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

5. What is offered to Gunnar and Hogni in exchange for their presence at Atli's hall?

6. What do the men do before going up against Sigurd?

7. Detail the events surrounding Sinfiotli's death.

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

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

10. What did Brynhild see in her dream?

(see the answer keys)

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