Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In "The Ruin," what does the author name as "wondrous" and "wrecked by fate"?
(a) A love lost.
(b) An affair.
(c) A whale-path.
(d) A stone-wall.
2. 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.
3. According to number 19, in "Letter to the People of England," how many men are to go to church and "make supplication"?
(a) All men.
(b) Only the lords.
(c) Only the bards.
(d) All priests.
4. In what year was Bede born?
5. What does Beowulf give to Wiglaf to signify Wiglaf's rise to king?
(a) A goblet.
(b) A necklace.
(c) A banner.
(d) A sword.
6. In "Deor", what did Weland "well know about"?
7. According to the author of the introduction to The Elegies, what do many Anglo-Saxon poems fail to have a "sufficient frame" of?
8. Where is Hrothgar's kingdom?
(b) East Saxon.
9. At what age (the boys' age) did Irish monks begin to train Anglo-Saxon boys as novices?
10. Whose translation of "The Wanderer" is best known?
(b) Ezra Pound's.
(d) J.R.R. Tolkien's.
11. What is the name of the hero in "The Finnesburh Fragment"?
12. How many people witnessed the opening of Cuthbert's coffin at Durham Cathedral?
13. 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?
14. Why does the author say that Alfred failed to put some laws into writing?
(a) They only refered to those who were poor.
(b) They were based on common sense.
(c) They were based upon critical thought.
(d) They were only meant for those who could not read.
15. 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 Husband's Message."
(d) "The Seafarer."
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What two words were used in a trial by ordeal to define the seriousness of the crime?
3. Who was "Letter to the English" meant to act as moral support for?
4. What is the name of the man that Beowulf challenges to a swimming race?
5. According to "The Wife's Lament," what "goes side by side with those who suffer longing for a loved one"?
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