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

2. Where, according to the excerpt from "The History of the English Church and People," had the slaves that Gregory saw hail from?
(a) Northumberland.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) Britian.

3. What was the name of the most powerful English king "prior to Alfred"?
(a) Stewenard.
(b) Frestern.
(c) Leunstead.
(d) Offa.

4. In King Alfred's preface to "St. Gregory's 'Pastoral Care,' who does he "bids greet"?
(a) Rominast.
(b) Humber.
(c) Bede.
(d) Bishop Waerferth.

5. What is the answer to the "best known riddle in this genre" (Anglo-Saxon literature)?
(a) God.
(b) Woman.
(c) Dog.
(d) Man.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the "Grant of Land at Crediton," the king of what area gave land to be used for a monastary?

3. Under what circumstances could a wife obtain all of the husband's suit?

4. In the stanza that begins "I saw a creature," what sticks out behind the creature?

5. Who was the king, whose will is the earliest surviving of Anglo-Saxon history, preoccupied with threat by?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In 754, what was deemed a reminder that "some pagans were determined to resist Christianity at all costs"?

4. What were some of the things that Boniface did when he worked as a missionary between 722 and 752?

5. In what ways was the runic alphabet used throughout Anglo-Saxon history?

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

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

8. What does the hunter receive in return for the beasts that he slays for his king?

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

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

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