The Norse Myths Test | Mid-Book 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. Two dwarves kill the man and use his blood to make _____ that will turn men into poets or wise men.

2. _______ the wolf breaks the links of the first two chains used to bind him.

3. _______is the home of the giants, according to the myths told in the book.

4. The stakes of the contest between the giant and Odin are ______, according to the book.

5. The gods then name the man ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of the golden apples which Idun gives to the gods when she is in their presence?

2. What are some of the things Odin learns as a result of hanging from the World Tree for nine days?

3. What is the price the man on the horse suggests for rebuilding the wall that surrounds Asgard?

4. What do the gods realize they need to do as they realize that Fenrir the Wolf is getting too strong?

5. Who is dressed up as a bride in order to take the place of Freyja at the wedding which is arranged?

6. When Freyja asks for her necklace back, what does Odin say that she must do in order to regain her possession?

7. What does the crow tell Kon and Dan to do at the end of the story in which these two men are featured?

8. What happens after Jormungand is thrown into the ocean by Odin in the story?

9. What do the Vanir do when they suspect the Aesir were tricking them during their interactions with each other?

10. From what is Midgard created and why is it created in the first place, according to the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The gods seem to ask for spouses in order to be happy in their lives, although the feelings are not always mutual.

Part 1: Why do you think the gods believe that having a partner is a good thing?

Part 2: Do you think people should be married if they do not love each other?

Part 3: What do you think the gods think of love and its power in the world?

Essay Topic 2

The gods seem to put a lot of faith into the prophesies which have been shared in their time.

Part 1: Why do the gods fail to immediately kill the children of Loki?

Part 2: Why is it important to allow the prophesies to come true?

Part 3: Do you think it's worth it to try to fight the prophesies? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

It could be said that the characters in these stories believed that everyone was preordained to have a certain fate.

Part 1: Do you think fate is something which is possible?

Part 2: Why do you think some people believe their lives have already been mapped out for them?

Part 3: How do you think the gods might have changed their actions had they not believed in fate?

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