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. Who will avenge Baldr?

2. Who is the ancestor to all Seeresses?

3. What will Brynhild do if her husband does not kill Sigurd?

4. In which country did the girls march?

5. What might Hogni receive as a reward for betraying Sigurd?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Many of the characters in the Eddas were obsessed with treasure. Treasure seemed particularly valuable if it was taken from a slain enemy or stolen. What kind of treasure was most often found by victors and common thieves? Who was well known for finding and taking treasure? Which character was the most successful and therefore the wealthiest from taking booty?

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