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. Where was Boniface leading a mission when he was killed?

2. Who was the king, whose will is the earliest surviving of Anglo-Saxon history, preoccupied with threat by?

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

4. What is the name of the book that the author claims to be the earliest and most substantial work of scientific prose?

5. What did the runic alphabet come to be used for later (after its first use)?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In what ways was the "Exeter Book" used prior to the book's importance being known?

7. How does the merchant justify his worth to the teacher?

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

9. In 754, what was deemed a reminder that "some pagans were determined to resist Christianity at all costs"?

10. What are the twelve charms?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the multiple facets that the "Exeter Book" performed? Why was it important? What did it address? What did it provide to the Anglo-Saxon society?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What seems to be an embedded theme throughout all of Anglo-Saxon texts? What theme is addressed in all of the examples provided in "The Anglo-Saxon World"? Support your answer drawing from at least one text from each of the sections.

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