The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the moth devour in "Thirty-One Riddles"?

2. What object was given "store" as seen in "Beowulf" and named to a recipient in one king's will?

3. Who was the prior of the monastery at Dol Brittany in 924?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What are the twelve charms?

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

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

9. In the beginning, when Latin was still a widely used language, what was English primarily used for?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the qualities of an epic? In what ways does "Beowulf" exemplify the characteristics of an epic? Be sure to give specific textual examples to support your claim.

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the formal elements included in Anglo-Saxon writing? State at least three of the formal elements, name an example from the text, and explain why the example exemplifies the element detailed.

Essay Topic 3

Exile was a main theme throughout Anglo-Saxon literature. What selection from the text best represents the theme of exile? Why? Be sure to use textual evidence.

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