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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 does "he wolde fandian" mean?
(a) He would vanquish.
(b) He traveled the world.
(c) He wanted to search.
(d) He fashioned the world.

2. What sickness does "Bald's Leechbook" address in the opening line?
(a) Shingles.
(b) Leprosy.
(c) Mange.
(d) Tumors.

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?
(a) Darkened.
(b) Fair.
(c) Pock-marked.
(d) Blemished.

4. Who is named in the opening line of "A Grant of Land at Crediton"?
(a) Bede.
(b) Columbia.
(c) God.
(d) King Alfred.

5. Who is the first of the "Three Charms" against?
(a) A dog.
(b) A tree.
(c) A wen.
(d) A snake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "elf-shot"?

2. In what year was the "Exeter Book" bequeathed to the Cathedral Library?

3. Where, according to the excerpt from "The History of the English Church and People," had the slaves that Gregory saw hail from?

4. In "A Colloquy" what does the pupil say he prefer to ignorance?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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