Eng 325 Quiz 2

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 189

Eng 325 Quiz 2 - Quiz

This is our second quiz on the Old English period.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the date of the Battle of Maldon? (just the year; no AD or CE)
  • 2. 
    It is the foundation/cornerstone of Germanic-heroic society (one word).
  • 3. 
    It is the material symbol of human worth in heroic life (one word).
  • 4. 
    This is the name for money given to the Vikings in order to buy peace (one word).
  • 5. 
    For scholars this is perhaps the most important word in the Battle of Maldon (one word, Old English).
  • 6. 
    A cardinal sin in Germanic-heroic culture. What must no warrior ever do in battle? (one word)
  • 7. 
    This Roman historian provides some insight into the Germanic tribes before the migration of the 5th century.
  • 8. 
    Both Maldon and Brunanburh are recorded in this famous Anglo-Saxon history (3 words, singular).
  • 9. 
    These two groups define the 'young' warriors and 'experienced' warriors in Old English heroic literature. Check two boxes.
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


  • 10. 
    The motif of representing carrior creatures in the battle poetry of Old English literature is highly conventional. We often find the wolf and raven there. What is the name of this motif (3 words).
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