Ancient Runes Final

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Ancient Runes Final

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  • 1. 
    Which runic alphabet do we study in the Vanishing Cabinet?
    • A. 

      Elder Futhark

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxon Futhorc

    • C. 

      Younger Futhark

  • 2. 
    What objects are runic inscriptions found on?
    • A. 

      Artifacts (jewellery, amulets, tools, weapons & runestones)

    • B. 

      Animal skins

    • C. 

      Paper

  • 3. 
    From about the 3rd to the 16th or 17th century, the Futhark alphabet was used by the Germanic people of which places?
    • A. 

      France, Germany, Italy and Czec

    • B. 

      Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia and Ghana

    • C. 

      Europe, Britain, Scandinavia and Iceland

  • 4. 
    Runic letters are written in what direction?
    • A. 

      Top to bottom

    • B. 

      Left to right

    • C. 

      Right to left

  • 5. 
    Runestones were usually raised by ... ?
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Men

    • C. 

      Women

  • 6. 
    The Elder Futhark alphabet is often arrange into 3 groups of 8. Each of these is called a what?
    • A. 

      Aett

    • B. 

      Oite

    • C. 

      Utet

  • 7. 
    The Elder Futhark runes are commonly believed to originate in what scripts?
    • A. 

      Ancient German

    • B. 

      Old Italic

    • C. 

      New French

  • 8. 
    How many runes make up the Elder Futhark alphabet?
    • A. 

      26

    • B. 

      29

    • C. 

      24

  • 9. 
    Which of the following might we learn from a runestone?
    • A. 

      Social status

    • B. 

      Favourite colour

    • C. 

      The future

  • 10. 
    How were runestones usually coloured?
    • A. 

      They weren't; they were transparent

    • B. 

      Brightly

    • C. 

      Dully