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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. What does Joukahainen do when he meets Vainamoinen?
(a) He challenges Vainamoinen to a javelin contest.
(b) He challenges Vainamoinen to a wrestling match.
(c) He challenges Vainamoinen to a race.
(d) He challenges Vainamoinen to a storytelling contest.

2. Where does Lemminkainen take his new bride?
(a) To the seaside.
(b) Home to his castle.
(c) Home to his hovel.
(d) To the land of Pohja.

3. What does the character who was not banished do after all the others are banished from the room by Lemmenkainen?
(a) He returns to the room with a knife.
(b) He accuses Lemmenkainen of witchcraft.
(c) He gathers the others and arranges an ambush.
(d) He waits for Lemmenkainen outside.

4. Who cuts down the tree Vainamoinen plants?
(a) Two farmers.
(b) A very small man.
(c) Louhi.
(d) Lemminkainen.

5. What do Vainamoinen and Ilmarinen agree to do when they arrive where they are going?
(a) They agree not to fight over the Maid of Pohja's hand.
(b) They agree to gamble for the Maid of Pohja's hand.
(c) They agree to let the Maid of Pohja choose between them.
(d) They agree to fight to the death.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Vipunen ultimately tell Vainamoinen what he wants to know?

2. What story does Aino's mother tell her when Aino is upset about marrying?

3. What does Vainamoinen tell Louhi in response to her request?

4. What does Joukahainen shoot at Vainamoinen with?

5. What does Ilmarinen ride off on, after he finds out where Vainamoinen is going?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of stories does Joukahainen tell?

2. What happens when Ilmarinen finds that his new bride has amused herself with another man while Ilmarinen was sleeping?

3. Who tries to play the kantele Vainamoinen makes?

4. How does Marjetta lose and then find her baby?

5. How does Ilmarinen's wife express her distaste for Kullervo?

6. What happens when the Daughter of the Air comes to earth?

7. How do Vainamoinen, Ilmarinen, and Lemminkainen steal the Sampo?

8. Why does Vainamoinen go down to the underworld?

9. What happens when Lemminkainen decides to go to the wedding?

10. Where does Lemminkainen hide from Louhi's army, and what is it like there?

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