The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Charms and Remedies, and Allegory.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many poems are included in the canon of the "Exeter Book"?
(a) 52.
(b) 114.
(c) 96.
(d) 78.

2. Whose arrival signaled the Golden Age of Northumbria?
(a) Cuthbert.
(b) Bede.
(c) Columbia.
(d) Celtic monks.

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

4. How many men, in a trial by ordeal, are required to test the heat of the water?
(a) 2 from "each side".
(b) 3 from "each side".
(c) 1 from "each side".
(d) 4 from "each side".

5. What does "he wolde fandian" mean?
(a) He traveled the world.
(b) He wanted to search.
(c) He fashioned the world.
(d) He would vanquish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the moth devour in "Thirty-One Riddles"?

2. What is the name of the governing assemblies from the Anglo-Saxon period?

3. What does the "metrical irregularity" of the charms point to?

4. According to the author of the introduction to The Elegies, what do many Anglo-Saxon poems fail to have a "sufficient frame" of?

5. What do some believe the "Exeter Book" has been used as in the past?

(see the answer key)

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