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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Gudrun's second husband?
(a) Bolli the Peacock.
(b) Gest Oddleifsson.
(c) Thord Ingunnarson.
(d) Thorvald Halldorsson.

2. What is the name of Thorgend's son?
(a) Hoskuld Dala-Kollsson.
(b) Keif Olafsson.
(c) Gudrun Osvifur.
(d) Kjartan Boll.

3. What happens to Greimund when he takes a ship to Norway?
(a) It crashes and he dies.
(b) He duels to death with Bolli.
(c) He falls in love with the ship captain's daughter.
(d) A witch casts a spell on him, drowning him.

4. What horrific dream does Olaf have about his son?
(a) That he will butchered by Valkryies.
(b) That he will die one day covered in his own blood.
(c) That he will be poisoned by his mother.
(d) That he will drown in the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Who is Jorunn?
(a) The daughter of a wealthy farmer.
(b) The son of a poor blacksmith.
(c) The daughter of a poor shepherd.
(d) The son of a wealthy industrialist.

6. Who does Melkorka eventually marry?
(a) Hoskuld the Stubbonr.
(b) Thorbjorn the Feeble.
(c) Breida the Valiant.
(d) Vigdis the Liar.

7. When Thord gets married, who is the criminal that he houses?
(a) Gudrun.
(b) Thorolf.
(c) Vigdis.
(d) Kjartan.

8. As the new chieftains submit to the king, what region do some chieftains prefer to migrate instead of relinquishing power?
(a) Scotland.
(b) Iceland.
(c) Faroe Islands.
(d) Ireland.

9. Who is Gudrun's first husband?
(a) Gest Oddleifsson.
(b) Hjalmar Einarsson.
(c) Bolli the Peacock.
(d) Thorvald Halldorsson.

10. Who is the irritable woman that Gudrun's second husband is married to simultaneously and then divorces?
(a) Aud.
(b) Kotkel.
(c) Gora.
(d) Thorleik.

11. How many predictions does Gest make?
(a) 2.
(b) 12.
(c) 3.
(d) 14.

12. How much of Hoskuld's estate does Olaf receive?
(a) 1/5.
(b) 1/2.
(c) 1/3.
(d) 1/4.

13. What does Hoskuld also purchase in Norway that his wife Jorunn objects to at first, but then accepts?
(a) A boat.
(b) A house.
(c) A prostitute.
(d) A fjord.

14. Where will the person be going that Melkorka gives the resources to travel?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Sweden.
(c) Norway.
(d) Iceland.

15. After Thorleik fights with his uncle Hrut, where does he move from?
(a) Sweden.
(b) Iceland.
(c) Norway.
(d) Scotland.

Short Answer Questions

1. What countries form new alliances and partnerships in Chapters 21-30?

2. How does Thord die?

3. When Hrapp of Hrappstead dies, who does his estate go to?

4. Whose inheritance does Hoskuld's half-brother lay claim to?

5. Who does Melkorka provide with resources to travel?

(see the answer keys)

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