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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 is the traditional kenning for a wife?
(a) Care-granter.
(b) Home-taker.
(c) Peace-weaver.
(d) Child-bearer.

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

3. During the conversation between the teacher and the fowler, what do readers find out the fowler "does" to birds "in many ways"?
(a) Fools them.
(b) Entrances them.
(c) Entices them.
(d) Damages them.

4. How many charters and grants survive from the Anglo-Saxon period?
(a) 1589.
(b) 5.
(c) More than 1,600.
(d) 200.

5. Where did the act of freeing a slave take place to "prevent subsequent violation"?
(a) In a court.
(b) At an alter.
(c) In the town square.
(d) At the lord's home.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the time of the meeting between the teacher and the hunter, why had the hunter not hunted "today"?

2. Who was the prior of the monastery at Dol Brittany in 924?

3. What sickness does "Bald's Leechbook" address in the opening line?

4. What does the "metrical irregularity" of the charms point to?

5. Who raided Lindisfarne on June 8, 793?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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"?

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

4. How does the merchant justify his worth to the teacher?

5. What does the ploughman say his day is spent doing?

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

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

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

9. Why were some Anglo-Saxon women known by the kenning "peace-weaver"?

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

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