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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many people witnessed the opening of Cuthbert's coffin at Durham Cathedral?
(a) 46.
(b) 67.
(c) 13.
(d) 25.

2. What does Beowulf tear off of Grendel?
(a) His arm.
(b) His tail.
(c) His leg.
(d) His hand.

3. Who was the patron saint of Northumbria?
(a) Bede.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Renche.
(d) Cuthbert.

4. What is the name of the hero in "The Finnesburh Fragment"?
(a) Hengest.
(b) Hrothgar.
(c) Beowulf.
(d) Wyglaf.

5. When does the author believe that "Waldere" was written?
(a) 5th century.
(b) 10th century.
(c) 8th century.
(d) 12th century.

6. What does the Introduction to the Law section say was gagged upon when fed to Ecclesiastics if they were found guilty?
(a) Bread and cheese.
(b) Mashed grains.
(c) Consecrated wine.
(d) Saturated wheat.

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

8. According to number 19, in "Letter to the People of England," how many men are to go to church and "make supplication"?
(a) Only the lords.
(b) All priests.
(c) All men.
(d) Only the bards.

9. In "Germania," what is stated as the reason a chief fights?
(a) For his father.
(b) For his king.
(c) For victory.
(d) For family.

10. Who wrote "Letter to the English"?
(a) Kent.
(b) Alfred.
(c) Canute.
(d) Wulfstan.

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

12. Where does the author state that the emotional center of "Deor" lies (which lines)?
(a) The last eight.
(b) The first four lines.
(c) The first eight.
(d) The center stanza.

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

14. In "The Battle of Maldon," who does Byrhtnoth order to dismount?
(a) His wife.
(b) Every warrior.
(c) The priest.
(d) His bard.

15. According to the introduction to the Heroic Poems section, what do heroic poems link our Anglo-Saxon ancestors to?
(a) Dutch origins.
(b) European origins.
(c) French origins.
(d) Geatland origins.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Wanderer," from whom does the wanderer plead for pity and mercy?

2. What "paths" must the wanderer follow given "fate is inflexible"?

3. Who translated Bede's "History of the English Church and People"?

4. Who was "Letter to the English" meant to act as moral support for?

5. How many lines is "The Battle of Maldon" missing at the beginning?

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