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 Rig's real name?

2. Which is not one of Gudrun's sons?

3. What is the name of Hogni's wife?

4. Who is anxious over a potential battle?

5. Who else is involved in the accusation?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

As the father of all gods, Odin had powers that were not available to lesser gods. What powers did Odin have? What powers did Frigg have as Odin's wife? Did Odin's children have stronger powers than non-related gods? Explain.

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