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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Charters, Tracts, and Wills.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the prior of the monastery at Dol Brittany in 924?
(a) Heather.
(b) Albert.
(c) Malbroad.
(d) Radbrod.

2. According to the author in the introduction what (other than "Beowulf") is the best -known Anglo-Saxon poem?
(a) "The Wife's Lament."
(b) "The Wanderer."
(c) "The Seafarer."
(d) "The Husband's Message."

3. According to the author, what did Anglo-Saxons fail to do for their poetry?
(a) Pay hommage to their past.
(b) Title them.
(c) Follow the "code".
(d) Honor God.

4. Whose translation of "The Wanderer" is best known?
(a) Shakespeare's.
(b) Socrates'.
(c) Ezra Pound's.
(d) J.R.R. Tolkien's.

5. In late Anglo-Saxon England, what were women at liberty to accept or reject?
(a) Marriage suitors.
(b) Financial proposals.
(c) Exile based upon family err.
(d) Their children.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many charters and grants survive from the Anglo-Saxon period?

2. Who raided Lindisfarne on June 8, 793?

3. Besides "The Wife's Lament," what is the only other Anglo-Saxon poem written by a woman?

4. In "Greetings in Christ," what does the author of the section say are susceptible to the "wear and tear of centuries"?

5. In what year was the "terrible winter" in "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle"?

(see the answer key)

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