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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. Why does Gerutha use the phrase ". . . no woman wants to be a mere piece of furniture, to be bartered for and then sat upon?"
(a) To insult Horwendil's intelligence.
(b) To explain to her father her feelings about being promised to Horwendil.
(c) To state her opinion of Horwendil.
(d) To clearify her feelings about bar stools.

2. Who is Ljot related to?
(a) Thord.
(b) Ophelia.
(c) Svend.
(d) Rorik.

3. Who is Gerutha´s handmaiden?
(a) Herda.
(b) Ophelia.
(c) Corambus' sister.
(d) Ona.

4. How does Rorik respond to his daughter´s strong opinion of marriage?
(a) He promises to find a different husband for her.
(b) He maintains a sense of humor but is stern.
(c) He sends her away to England.
(d) He trys to bribe her with more money.

5. What does Rorik believe about love?
(a) That love is a silly idea for weak men.
(b) That love is not necessary in a marriage.
(c) That love must be earned by good deeds.
(d) That love comes naturally between a man and a woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Horwendil's squire?

2. Why does Feng leave Denmark?

3. How is Amleth like his father?

4. Where do the names in Part 3 of the story come from?

5. What happened to Gerutha´s mother, Ona, when Gertrude was three years old?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe your view of the history between King Rorik and Ona.

2. How does Gerutha respond to her father's apology before he dies?

3. What does Gerutha think of married women?

4. How does Gerutha think that Feng and herself are in similar situations?

5. Describe Rorik's physical appearance as he is introduced in the story.

6. Describe Ophelia and why she is considered beautiful.

7. What does Gerutha find disturbing about falconry?

8. Why do Horwendil and Gerutha fight over Amleth leaving for school?

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

10. Describe the conversation Gerutha has with Corambus about her son Amleth.

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