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. The gods are impressed by Mjollnir the ______ and declare Brokk the winner of the contest.

2. The giant holding Idun is known as ________.

3. When it is stolen, Mjollnir is hidden ______ by the giant.

4. ______ informs Odin of the deal that has been struck with the dwarves.

5. The imposter Freyja eats a whole ox, a catch of fish and ______ horns of mead.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Heimdall do for the time that he is staying with Ai and Edda, though he is disguised as Rig?

4. Who are the three children which Loki fathered with the giantess Angrbroda, according to the story?

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

6. Why can't the man continue to build the wall at the fast pace with which he begin the building process?

7. How does Odin decide to gain access to the mead which he has been promised, though he is then denied access to?

8. What does Njord do when he sees that his son is not in good spirits, acting quite sullen in manner?

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

10. Where is the hammer of Thor buried and hidden in the world?

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 and the goddesses are even seen as lazy at times, not wanting to do things they need to do.

Part 1: Why do you think the gods and the goddesses have their moments of laziness?

Part 2: Do you think that a lazy god is someone to admire? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why can't the gods and goddesses just snap their fingers and get things done for them?

Essay Topic 3

At times, it seems the gods are more vulnerable than humans might be. This is strange to realize for the reader.

Part 1: Why do you think the gods are portrayed as being vulnerable in the world?

Part 2: Do you have more or less respect for the gods who seem to be a little weak in terms of their ability to protect themselves?

Part 3: How would the stories change if the gods were perfect in every way and were able to protect themselves?

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