Anglo-saxon Review Quiz #1

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Anglo-saxon Review Quiz #1

A few review questions to prepare you for the in-class quiz Thursday (Block A) or Friday (Block C).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Zeitgeist" is a term used in criticism to mean
    • A. 

      The climax of a story

    • B. 

      The spirit of an age or epoch of time

    • C. 

      The fate of a character

    • D. 

      The ghost of a character

    • E. 

      An evil genius.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an example of a kenning?
    • A. 

      Football

    • B. 

      Crown prince

    • C. 

      Boyfriend

    • D. 

      Whale road (the ocean as)

    • E. 

      Nutcracker

  • 3. 
    Which poem better expresses the idea of "gotterdemmerung"?
    • A. 

      "The Seafarer," because he mentions how all people should die in the Lord.

    • B. 

      "The Wanderer," because he has been driven into exile by the death and destruction of everything he ever cared for.

  • 4. 
    The Wanderer was once a powerful king.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Seafarer in the first half of the poem regrets going to sea as a career.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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