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. The riddles are described as being both "witty and obscene," and they are given this name?

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

3. What does the "metrical irregularity" of the charms point to?

4. Where did the act of freeing a slave take place to "prevent subsequent violation"?

5. In what year was the "Exeter Book" bequeathed to the Cathedral Library?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the twelve charms?

2. Describe the three sections of "Bald's Leechbook".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is the basic subject matter of Anglo-Saxon riddles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The history of the Anglo-Saxons was very important for many reasons. Why did the loss of so many documents hurt the history of the Anglos? What was important about the documents that they were able to protect? What were the Anglos able to learn about their own history based upon these texts?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast Beowulf and Grendel. How do each epitomize good and evil?

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