The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Laws, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was the history and legends of the Anglo-Saxons transmitted?
(a) Canons.
(b) They were not discovered until late in the 14th century and then written down.
(c) Written anthologies.
(d) Word of mouth.

2. Who is the first century Roman historian that the author claims is the best source for "information about Germanic tribes"?
(a) Herodotus.
(b) Tacitus.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Plato.

3. How many shillings will it cost someone if they were to "breach the Church's protection"?
(a) 50 shillings.
(b) 75 shillings.
(c) 25 shilings.
(d) 15 shillings.

4. In a trial by ordeal, which rule speaks to the fine one would pay if found invalid and having broken the rules of the trial by ordeal?
(a) 1.
(b) 4.
(c) 2.
(d) 6.

5. Why does the author say that Alfred failed to put some laws into writing?
(a) They were only meant for those who could not read.
(b) They were based upon critical thought.
(c) They only refered to those who were poor.
(d) They were based on common sense.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Finnesburh Fragment," what does the first line say is "not burning"?

2. Where does the author state that the emotional center of "Deor" lies (which lines)?

3. What is the name of the hero in "The Finnesburh Fragment"?

4. In "Germania," what is stated as the reason a chief fights?

5. According to Wihtred's law 9, how much money is a servant to pay if he is found guilty of working between Saturday evening and Sunday evening?

(see the answer key)

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