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

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of Boniface's letters survive today (at the printing of the text)?

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

3. What does "he wolde fandian" mean?

4. In "A Colloquy" what profession does the pupil have?

5. What is the alternate name that the introduction to "I Saw a Strange Creature..." gives to kennings?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Many of the Anglos were by trade seafarers. What did a typical seafarer face during their lives? What were the highlights of being a seafarer? What were the pitfalls of being a seafarer?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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