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

2. At dawn what is the first thing that the ploughman does in the morning?
(a) Start a fire.
(b) Drive oxen to field.
(c) Feed the cattle.
(d) Milk the goats.

3. What is embedded in the hilt of the sword of Constantine the Great?
(a) A marking denoting the Annunciation.
(b) A nail from the Cross.
(c) A Widow's mite.
(d) A parable from the Book of Mathew.

4. In what year was the "Exeter Book" bequeathed to the Cathedral Library?
(a) 874.
(b) 758.
(c) 998.
(d) 1072.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. One of the riddles in the "Exeter Book" was used "to show the way in which the runic alphabet was a kind of"?

3. What physical feature did Gregory state made the name of the "Angles" appropriate?

4. Where was Boniface leading a mission when he was killed?

5. Who raided Lindisfarne on June 8, 793?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Pope Gregory I write a letter to Candidus?

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

4. What are the twelve charms?

5. What is the basic subject matter of Anglo-Saxon riddles?

6. Why does the fisherman state that he would not wish to fish for whales?

7. What was the reason that many Anglos found it necessary to learn the English language?

8. 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"?

9. Who wrote many of the letters that survived pre-Conquest England?

10. According to the author of the introduction to "I Saw A Creature...," what "relief" does the author state is found in Anglo-Saxon riddles?

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