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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. What physical feature did Gregory state made the name of the "Angles" appropriate?
(a) Their hair.
(b) Their hands.
(c) Their faces.
(d) Their bowed heads.

2. Who raided Lindisfarne on June 8, 793?
(a) Christians.
(b) Pagan heathens.
(c) Vikings.
(d) Celtic monks.

3. The riddles are described as being both "witty and obscene," and they are given this name?
(a) Double entendres.
(b) Allegories.
(c) Alliterations.
(d) Ceasuras.

4. How many poems are included in the canon of the "Exeter Book"?
(a) 52.
(b) 78.
(c) 114.
(d) 96.

5. Whose power does the opening line of "For a Swarm of Bees" recognize?
(a) Nature's.
(b) Man's
(c) God's.
(d) Earth's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the first use of the runic alphabet?

2. According to the introduction of Example and Exhortation, what language did King Alfred learn to translate texts into the "vernacular" of?

3. What is embedded in the hilt of the sword of Constantine the Great?

4. Where did the act of freeing a slave take place to "prevent subsequent violation"?

5. In "Greetings in Christ," what does the author of the section say are susceptible to the "wear and tear of centuries"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where was the greatest amount of scientific prose found in Anglo-Saxon literature?

2. What was the purpose of "An Estate Memorandum"?

3. Why does the author to the introduction of "I Saw a Strange Creature..." state that Anglo-Saxon riddles "satisfy us both as enigmas and as poems"?

4. Describe the three sections of "Bald's Leechbook".

5. To whose writings are the Anglo-Saxon riddles compared?

6. What are the four things that the shepherd does every day?

7. What are a few of the "problems" that "Bald's Leechbook" addresses?

8. What happened to the letters that survived pre-Conquest England?

9. In what ways was the "Exeter Book" used prior to the book's importance being known?

10. What are the twelve charms?

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