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

2. What is embedded in the hilt of the sword of Constantine the Great?
(a) A Widow's mite.
(b) A parable from the Book of Mathew.
(c) A marking denoting the Annunciation.
(d) A nail from the Cross.

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

4. In the stanza that begins "I saw a creature," what sticks out behind the creature?
(a) His tail.
(b) His foot.
(c) His stomach.
(d) A row of spines.

5. What is the name of the woman who "begged men from Cwaespatric"?
(a) Geatfleda.
(b) Fromberge.
(c) Slavariac.
(d) Norschairt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "elf-shot"?

2. In the "Grant of Land at Crediton," the king of what area gave land to be used for a monastary?

3. Who, living between the years 955-1020, does the author of the introduction to Example and Exhortation state was the "most significant figure in this age of religious and educational reform"?

4. How many poems are included in the canon of the "Exeter Book"?

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

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

4. What are the four things that the shepherd does every day?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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