The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Test | Final Test - Easy

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do some believe the "Exeter Book" has been used as in the past?
(a) All of those listed.
(b) Beer mat.
(c) Cutting Board.
(d) Bread and cheese board.

2. According to the introduction to "Greetings in Christ," who possessed "the sword of Constantine the Great"?
(a) Aethelstan.
(b) Alan the Geat.
(c) Colombia.
(d) St. Maurice.

3. Who was the leading astronomer during the period when Old English became a "vehicle capable of expressing scientific thought"?
(a) Ramsey.
(b) Aelfric.
(c) Bede.
(d) Bald.

4. What is the subject and tone of Anglo-Saxon riddles?
(a) Commonly sad.
(b) Enormously varied.
(c) Never emotional.
(d) Strictly upbeat.

5. In "Greetings in Christ," what does the author of the section say are susceptible to the "wear and tear of centuries"?
(a) Letters.
(b) Christian thought.
(c) Poems.
(d) Sermens.

6. At the time of the meeting between the teacher and the hunter, why had the hunter not hunted "today"?
(a) The lord of the region forbid hunting.
(b) He broke his arm and can no longer hunt.
(c) He has been ill.
(d) It was Sunday.

7. What was the name of the monk in the monastery at Ramsey who complied a handbook on computus?
(a) Detriech.
(b) Synthegrth.
(c) Stephen.
(d) Byrhtferth.

8. In what year was Boniface born?
(a) 655.
(b) 698.
(c) 675.
(d) 702.

9. How many of Boniface's letters survive today (at the printing of the text)?
(a) Less than 100.
(b) 124.
(c) More than 200.
(d) 5.

10. What was the first use of the runic alphabet?
(a) Rituals.
(b) Education of slaves.
(c) Magic.
(d) Education of children.

11. Who was the king, whose will is the earliest surviving of Anglo-Saxon history, preoccupied with threat by?
(a) Northumberlands.
(b) Swedes.
(c) Geats.
(d) Danes.

12. What is the name of the woman who "begged men from Cwaespatric"?
(a) Norschairt.
(b) Fromberge.
(c) Slavariac.
(d) Geatfleda.

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

14. What object was given "store" as seen in "Beowulf" and named to a recipient in one king's will?
(a) Sword.
(b) Goblet.
(c) Throne chair.
(d) Shield.

15. Where was Boniface leading a mission when he was killed?
(a) Northumbrian.
(b) Lul.
(c) Fulrad.
(d) Frisia.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the conversation between the teacher and the fowler, what do readers find out the fowler "does" to birds "in many ways"?

2. Whose will is the earliest surviving will of any Anglo-Saxon king?

3. What did the runic alphabet come to be used for later (after its first use)?

4. Who was the godson of Aethelstan?

5. Whose power does the opening line of "For a Swarm of Bees" recognize?

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