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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who gives the prophecy about Gudrid?
(a) Thorstein's corpse.
(b) A goddess in Gudrid's dream.
(c) The native seer.
(d) Thorstein the Black.

2. What do Leif and his crew decide to do regarding their discovery of this land?
(a) Leave part of the crew to explore while the other part returns to Greenland to report.
(b) Take samples of the resources and return to Greenland.
(c) Name it after Earl Eirik.
(d) Build houses, spend the winter, and explore.

3. What do Thorvald and his men do with the natives they encounter?
(a) Trade.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Fight.
(d) Attempt to communicate.

4. What is the result of the trouble the slaves started?
(a) All of the above.
(b) Eirik kills some men.
(c) Eirik is banished from Haukedale.
(d) The neighbors kill Eirik's slaves.

5. What does Tyrkir find?
(a) A human settlement.
(b) A gold vein.
(c) Vines and grapes.
(d) Another boat anchored on upshore.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gudrid see that no one else sees?

2. Where does the search party find Tyrkir?

3. Who is Thorvald?

4. What does Herjolf take with him when he emigrates to Greenland?

5. What is Eirik sentenced with by the Thorsness Assembly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What response does Bjarni receive when he shares his sighting of the new land?

2. Describe what happens as Leif and his crew try to approach the shore of the mainland.

3. Describe the interactions the settlers have with the natives.

4. What happens to Thorstein and his crew when they set sail for Vinland? Where do they end up spending the winter?

5. What do we know about the emigration from Iceland to Greenland?

6. How did Eirik know to look for Greenland? What did he do when he found it?

7. What kind of person is Freydis? Give examples.

8. Where do Karlsefni and Gudrid travel? What becomes of them?

9. Describe the events surrounding Thorstein's death.

10. How does Leif become aware of Freydis' behavior on Vinland and what does he do about it?

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