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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which word best describes Horwendil's behavior with the songbirds that he has given Gerutha?
(a) Skeptical.
(b) Tender.
(c) Romantic.
(d) Brutish.

2. Why is the importance of displaying the bloody bed sheet?
(a) It means that Horwendil is having an affair.
(b) It means that Gerutha is sick.
(c) It proves that Gerutha was not a virgin.
(d) It proves that any son born by Gerutha is from Horwendil.

3. How old is Gerutha on her wedding day?
(a) Eighteen years old.
(b) Seventeen years old.
(c) Twenty years old.
(d) Thirty years old.

4. What characteristic about Horwendil is enticing to Gerutha?
(a) He is romantic and desires her attention.
(b) He writes poetry and is very intelligent.
(c) He is athletic and strong.
(d) He constantly dismisses her attempts to rouse him.

5. What did Gerutha want to name her son?
(a) Horwendil, after her husband.
(b) Feng.
(c) Amleth.
(d) Rorik, after her father.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the springtime after Gerutha and Horwendil's wedding, what is happening to Rorik?

2. What does Rorik believe about love?

3. Which of the following is a name in Part 2?

4. When do Feng's thoughts over Gerutha become evident in the story?

5. How old is Gerutha when the story begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is similar between Bathsheba, the falcon whose eyes are sealed, and the characters of Gerutha and Feng?

2. What is disappointing about the name Amleth for Gerutha?

3. Describe how the conversation during the sleigh ride displays the difference in the personality between Horwendil and Gerutha.

4. Describe Amleth as a baby and a boy.

5. Describe Gerutha's prediction of Horwendil as a husband.

6. Describe why Feng feels he must leave Denmark.

7. In what ways does Gerutha find Feng more interesting and desirable than Horwendil?

8. What does Gerutha see as different about her father when he gives her his blessing?

9. Where do the names come from in the story?

10. What does Gerutha think of married women?

(see the answer keys)

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