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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For how many years did the slave girls live underground?
2. Gudrun is, at first, unable to do which of the following after Sigurd dies?
3. Who does Odin seek?
4. How many funeral pyres are made?
5. Which girl's hand was asked for at the Chieftain's hall?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Odin was well known for donning disguises whenever he was attempting to trick or test someone or otherwise hide his identity. Examine Odin's use of disguises. Explain why a disguise would be necessary for the father of all the gods. How successful was Odin with his deceptions?
Essay Topic 2
In many of the Eddas, people are turned into or are approached by talking animals. In some cases, people learn to communicate with certain animals by drinking blood or performing other rites. Choose one of the following: Write about the metaphors involved in using birds, such as eagles and ravens, in the Eddas OR how a person or god could be turned into an animal as a punishment, curse or lesson to be learned.
Essay Topic 3
Odin often visited a Seeress for news of the underworld, the future, and the fate of all gods. Write an essay covering Odin's unquenchable thirst for knowledge or how the knowledge of the underworld was kept from someone as powerful as Odin.
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