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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 did the runic alphabet come to be used for later (after its first use)?
(a) Identification.
(b) Pagan theology.
(c) Coding.
(d) Christian theology.

2. In the "Grant of Land at Crediton," the king of what area gave land to be used for a monastary?
(a) South Danes.
(b) West Saxons.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Northumberland.

3. Who "asked" the best known riddle of the Anglo-Saxon riddles?
(a) The Sphinx.
(b) The Centaur.
(c) The Griffin.
(d) The Nemean Lion.

4. What does the first object in "Thirty-One Riddles" plunge through?
(a) Wind.
(b) Minds.
(c) Waves.
(d) Brush.

5. Who was the godson of Aethelstan?
(a) Constantine.
(b) Mercia.
(c) Alucin.
(d) Alan the Great.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the book that the author claims to be the earliest and most substantial work of scientific prose?

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

3. What is the alternate name that the introduction to "I Saw a Strange Creature..." gives to kennings?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the twelve charms?

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

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

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

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

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

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