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

2. What is the name of the book that the author claims to be the earliest and most substantial work of scientific prose?
(a) "Bald's Leechbook."
(b) "Starcraft of Early England."
(c) Bede's "Times and Tides."
(d) "Leechdoms."

3. Who was the prior of the monastery at Dol Brittany in 924?
(a) Malbroad.
(b) Heather.
(c) Albert.
(d) Radbrod.

4. Where was Boniface leading a mission when he was killed?
(a) Frisia.
(b) Northumbrian.
(c) Fulrad.
(d) Lul.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In King Alfred's preface to "St. Gregory's 'Pastoral Care,' who does he "bids greet"?

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

3. According to "The History of the English Church and People," how does Bede describe the complexions of the slaves seen by Gregory in the Roman marketplace?

4. In late Anglo-Saxon England, what were women at liberty to accept or reject?

5. What does Aelfric say is revealed when Christ performs miracles through saints?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. To whose writings are the Anglo-Saxon riddles compared?

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

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

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

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

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

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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