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

2. After the feast the giant calls for Mjollnir to be placed _______.

3. Loki searches for Mjollnir and discovers that the giant _______ has taken it.

4. The three children of Loki and Angrboda will remain bound until ________ or the end of the world.

5. Odin, in the shape of a man, convinces _________ to give up the drink.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Odin give up one of his eyes, leaving him half-blind for the rest of his life?

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

4. How are man and woman formed at the beginning of the creation story of the Norse myths?

5. What do the brothers Brokk and Eitri make as they are jealous of the gifts that Loki carries?

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

7. What does Fenrir do when he realizes that he can not break the new rope which is used to fetter him?

8. How does Idun return to the gods with the help of Loki and his trickster ways?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The gods seem to make a number of deals with each other in order to get what they want, though they tend to deceive each other.

Part 1: Why do you think the gods try to make deals with each other instead of just fighting for what they want?

Part 2: Do you think the gods should ever trust each other, given their interactions?

Part 3: How do you think the stories impact those who read them when they see that deals aren't always as clear cut as they seem?

Essay Topic 2

The opening of the book begins as it normally should - with the idea of how the world was created.

Part 1: Why do you think the stories of creation are so important in various cultures?

Part 2: How do you think the world was created according to your own personal beliefs?

Part 3: How do you think the world might have changed for the Norse had their world begun differently?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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