The Norse Myths 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. Odin asks a seeress _______ at the east door a question.

2. Gefion cuts a great piece of land which she drags into the water and calls _______.

3. Loki, Odin, and Honir go exploring and find _______ beneath a waterfall.

4. Hyndla gives Ottar the drink and says he will not ______ in that particular story.

5. A giantess named ______ is the only one that will not weep for Balder.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Fjolsvid reveal about Menglad and his marriage future as well as his ability to open the gates?

2. Hel tells Hermond that she will release Balder when what happens?

3. What happens to Ottar as the giantess and Freyja battle amongst themselves?

4. What is the warning that Thor gives to those who eat the meat he has provided for the dinner?

5. How will Hod receive vengeance for killing Balder, according to the words of the seeress?

6. What do Hreidmar and his sons Fafnir and Regin decide to do as a result of the dead otter they see in Loki's hands?

7. What is the speech by Loddfafnir include for all of those who are listening to it?

8. What happens to Nanna, Balder's wife, after he is killed during the games of the gods and goddesses?

9. What does Odin trick Hrungnir into doing when they are engaging in a contest to see whose horse is faster?

10. What does Hasbard give as a reason for Thor to hurry home to be with his wife?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the gods seem to be over exaggerated in their abilities and in their strengths.

Part 1: Why do you think Thor is presented as being such a strong God?

Part 2: Do you think that the gods can be perfect in every way? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the appearance of being perfect affects the way others treat the gods?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The apples of Idun seem to bring youth to the gods, so when they are stolen, the gods begin to age rapidly.

Part 1: Why is youthfulness important to the gods?

Part 2: How do you think the gods would fare if the apples had never been brought back?

Part 3: Do you think that youthfulness is important to try to hold onto?

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