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 the name of Hogni's wife?

2. In which direction does the sign of impending war appear?

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

4. Who does Gudrun summon?

5. To whom was the promise made?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There were many important groups of people referred to in the Eddas. They include the gods, Norns, Niflungs, and so forth. Which was most important group? List the groups of people mentioned in the Eddas, put them into order of importance, and list the reasons why each group is important and/or powerful.

Essay Topic 2

Treachery was everywhere in the Eddas. People constantly deceived one another for personal gain or revenge. Many acts were considered to be treachery when they were not. List at least five different examples of treachery. Include details surrounding each case. Were any of the cases linked? If so, how?

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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