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. Which is not one of Gudrun's sons?

2. What item is the maid asked to bring to Gudrun?

3. How many brothers has Giaflaug lost?

4. Who will avenge Baldr?

5. Who is queen of the Huns?

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

Many battles ensued due to the killing of one's family members. This is especially true in the case of Gudrun. Examine the life of Gudrun, her losses and vengeance regarding the murder of various family members.

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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