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

Kevin Crossley-Holland
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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. In what century was "An Estate Memorandum" written?

2. The object in the second stanza of "Thirty-One Riddles" is what by nature?

3. What sickness does "Bald's Leechbook" address in the opening line?

4. During the conversation between the teacher and the fowler, what do readers find out the fowler "does" to birds "in many ways"?

5. How many charters and grants survive from the Anglo-Saxon period?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are a few of the "problems" that "Bald's Leechbook" addresses?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What are the twelve charms?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the riddles presented in "I Saw a Strange Creature..." Look at the final page from the section and list the author's possible answer to the riddle. Choose a contrasting answer for the riddle. Support your answer in a fully developed essay paying special attention to specific textual evidence that supports your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Religion seemed to have saved the lives of many a seafaring man. Compare the religious thought in both "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer." How are the authors' thoughts similar? In what ways was religion necessary for survival?

Essay Topic 3

Christianity quickly became the superior religion for Anglo-Saxons. What did Christianity hold for Anglos? Why was it found to be superior to previous religious thought?

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