Elder Edda Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Atli's payment for his misdeeds?

2. Who asks Hogni about betraying Sigurd?

3. What happens to the giantess at the end of the poem?

4. How long did Gudrun stay at Half's Hall?

5. Who is queen of the Huns?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The tales in the Elder Edda are often repetitive. Some are retold in another point of view while others are almost identical to other poems. Explain the use of the repetition and why it was so common. Why do you think that the names and/or spellings sometimes changed from one account to the next?

Essay Topic 2

Many battles meant that there were many great rulers. The throne often changed hands, father to son, from the conquered to the victor. Choose at least five rulers mentioned in the Eddas. Compare and contrast their power, prowess, and integrity.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the gods Thor and Loki. Include examples of power, bravery and cunning in and out of battle.

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