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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who was "Letter to the English" meant to act as moral support for?
(a) King Alfred.
(b) Prince Kent.
(c) Duke Sententon.
(d) Earl Thorkel.

3. Where does the wanderer's "best source of comfort lie"?
(a) In his lord.
(b) In himself.
(c) In hope for land.
(d) In his sails.

4. During what century were the Anglo-Saxons converted to Christianity?
(a) 7th.
(b) 10th.
(c) 5th.
(d) 8th.

5. Who translated Bede's "History of the English Church and People"?
(a) Alfred.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Pound.
(d) Sintertra.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Hrothgar's queen?

2. According to the author, what did Anglo-Saxons fail to do for their poetry?

3. What is the name of Hrothgar's mead-hall?

4. Who does Hrothgar know from Beowulf's family?

5. Where is Hrothgar's kingdom?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the author of the introduction to "Heroic Poems," what purpose do/did the heroic poems serve historically?

2. Who was defined as the "most unfortunate man" in Anglo-Saxon society?

3. What is the Germanic Code?

4. What is the main theme of the poem "The Wanderer"?

5. What were the many reasons that Bede was renowned?

6. Why does Unferth challenge Beowulf's fame?

7. Why does the author of the introduction to "Heroic Poems" call "The Battle of Maldon" one of "the best battle poems in the English language"?

8. What does Beowulf say about his upcoming battle with Grendel?

9. Why does the author of the introduction to "The Elegies" state that "The Ruin" is "an antiquarian's delight"?

10. What happened on Christmas day in 597 in Anglo-Saxon history?

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