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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) Honor.
(b) Horse.
(c) Farm.
(d) Wife.

2. What is the name of the all-wise giant?
(a) Loki.
(b) Grimnir.
(c) Vafthrudnir.
(d) Fenrir.

3. What is the name of the tree of life?
(a) Valhalla.
(b) Verksgoord.
(c) Yggdrasill.
(d) Olympus.

4. How is Regin described?
(a) Wise and ferocious.
(b) Clever and mischievous.
(c) Old and tired.
(d) Swarthy and unencumbered.

5. Which animal sent out a warning?
(a) Otter.
(b) Serpent.
(c) Eagle.
(d) Raven.

Short Answer Questions

1. Thor asks the other person to tell him about the otherworldly names of which of the following?

2. What mark is branded onto the woman?

3. What is the first speaker's name?

4. Who became the stateliest of men?

5. What is the name of Regin's father?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was Brynhild's punishment?

4. Detail the events surrounding Sinfiotli's death.

5. What did Brynhild see in her dream?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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