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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 subject and tone of Anglo-Saxon riddles?
(a) Strictly upbeat.
(b) Enormously varied.
(c) Commonly sad.
(d) Never emotional.

2. According to the introduction to "Greetings in Christ," who possessed "the sword of Constantine the Great"?
(a) Colombia.
(b) Aethelstan.
(c) Alan the Geat.
(d) St. Maurice.

3. In "A Colloquy" what does the pupil say he prefer to ignorance?
(a) To be exiled.
(b) To be flogged.
(c) To be mute.
(d) To be imprisoned.

4. How many of Boniface's letters survive today (at the printing of the text)?
(a) Less than 100.
(b) 5.
(c) 124.
(d) More than 200.

5. What was the first English secular biography?
(a) "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle."
(b) "Charlemagne."
(c) "Life of King Alfred."
(d) "Common Sense."

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Pope Gregory pen a letter to Candidus?

2. What is the answer to the "best known riddle in this genre" (Anglo-Saxon literature)?

3. Who raided Lindisfarne on June 8, 793?

4. In "A Colloquy" what profession does the pupil have?

5. What did the runic alphabet come to be used for later (after its first use)?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the appearance of the slaves that Gregory I came across prior to becoming Pope.

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

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

7. Why do the pupils in "A Colloquy" ask to be taught Latin?

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

9. What are the twelve charms?

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

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