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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Eirik's Saga, Chapters 3 - 4, Gudrid Goes to Greenland, Gudrid is Told Her Future.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What first attracts Einar to Gudrid?
(a) Her beauty.
(b) Her intelligence.
(c) Her height.
(d) Her humor.

2. What happens between Thorgest and Eirik when Eirik returns to Iceland?
(a) Thorgest and Eirik battle again.
(b) Eirik is deated.
(c) A reconciliation is reached.
(d) All of the above.

3. What happens to Tyrkir?
(a) He gets into a fight with Leif and leaves by himself.
(b) He gets lost.
(c) He gets separated from the other men.
(d) He hears strange sounds and follows them.

4. What does Gudrid see that no one else sees?
(a) More natives gathering in the distance.
(b) The ghost of her husband Thorstein.
(c) A vision into the future.
(d) A chestnut haired woman in a close fitting tunic.

5. What happens on the trip to Greenland?
(a) Disease.
(b) Bad weather.
(c) The death of Orm and his wife.
(d) All of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Leif Eiriksson do with the news of the land sighted to the west?

2. What reception does Karlsefni receive in Norway?

3. Why is Thorbjorg invited to the feast at Herjolfsness.

4. What happens after the fight with Thorgest?

5. How does Eirik find Greenland?

(see the answer key)

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