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Question 1: The souls of women warriors, and those strong and beautiful women whom Odin favored, became Valkyries, who gather the souls of warriors fallen in battle (the ________), as these would be needed to fight for him in the battle of Ragnarök.
SleipnirEinherjarHuginn and MuninnValhalla

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Odin with his ravens and weapons (MS SÁM 66, eighteenth century)
  "Wotan takes leave of Brunhild" (1892) by Konrad Dielitz.
  "Odin Rides to Hel" (1908) by W. G. Collingwood.

Question 3: A likely context of the diffusion of elements of Celtic ritual into Germanic culture is that of the Chatti, who lived at the Celtic-Germanic boundary in ________ during the final centuries before the Common Era.
GermanyHesseFrankfurt am MainWiesbaden

Question 4: He also commands a pair of wolves named ________, to whom he gives his food in Valhalla since he consumes nothing but mead or wine.
ValkyrieGeri and FrekiHuginn and MuninnEinherjar

Question 5: In the Norse sagas, Odin sometimes acts as the instigator of wars, and is said to have been able to start wars by simply throwing down his spear Gungnir, and/or sending his ________, to influence the battle toward the end that he desires.
YuleValkyrieGermanic paganismThor

Question 6: ________ is named after Woden, the English form of Odin (Old English Wēdnes dæg, "Woden's day").
WednesdayWeek-day namesFridayThursday

Question 7: Adam claimed to have access to first-hand accounts on pagan practices in ________.

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  "Odin, the Wanderer" (1886) by Georg von Rosen
  "Odin Rides to Hel" (1908) by W. G. Collingwood.
  "Odin and the Völva" (1895) by Lorenz Frølich.
  "Odin's last words to Baldr" (1908) by W.G. Collingwood.

Question 9: Many toponyms in ________ where Germanic Tribes existed contain the name of *Wodanaz (Norse Odin, West Germanic Woden).
Northern EuropeEastern EuropeCentral EuropeWestern Europe

Question 10: The fickleness of Odin in war was well-documented; in ________, Loki taunts Odin for his inconsistency.
Baldrs draumarHelgakviða Hundingsbana ISigrdrífumálLokasenna


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