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This course is an introduction to the religion of the Vikings as it is recorded in Old Norse and Scandinavian literature from the medieval period. You will learn about the different written sources and what they can teach us about pre-Christian religion in northern Europe in the Viking Age.

The course surveys the primary collection of Old Norse poetry about the pre-Christian Scandinavian gods, the Poetic Edda. We will also work with the main collections of stories about the Old Norse gods in prose: Snorri Sturluson’s Edda and Saxo’s History of the Danes.

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Old Norse Mythology in the Sources Coursera Quiz Answers

Old Norse Mythology in the Sources Week 01 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Introductory Module

Q1. Iceland is linguistically and culturally closest to:

  • Finland
  • Inuit in Greenland
  • Scandinavia

Q2. How many Sámi dialects are there?

  • 5
  • 17
  • 9

Q3. The oldest runic inscription is from:

  • 150 CE
  • 500 BCE
  • 700 CE

Q4. When does the Icelandic saga literature emerge?

  • 13th century
  • 12th century
  • 11th century

Q5. What are the kennings that are used in skaldic poetry?

  • Kennings are circumlocutions, analogies, and allusions that refer to a subject by making use of covered and layered meaning that often employ Old Norse mythology as reference.
  •  Kennings are skaldic battles of wit and cunning. In a kenning, skalds would perform flyting poetry similar to rap-battles, where they would taunt their opponent.
  • Kennings are runic inscriptions with skaldic poetry.

Q6. The main compilation of Eddic poetry is called the Codex Regius. When was it written?

  • Around c. 500 CE.
  • Around c. 1270 CE
  • Around c. 900 CE

Q7. Which part of Snorri’s Edda was probably written last?

  • The Prologue
  • The Delusion of Gylfi
  • The Enumeration of Meters

Q8. When do we have the earliest evidence of a Christian community in Scandinavia?

  • 400 CE
  • 700 CE
  • 1060 CE

Q9. The Prologue to Snorri’s Edda begins with:

  • The story about the fall of Troy
  • Odin and his sons
  • Adam and Eve

Q10. Where is the story about the Delusion of Gylfi set?

  • In Sweden
  • In Iceland
  • In Norway

Q11. The second story that is told in the Language of Poetry is:

  • The story about the mead of poetry
  • Thor’s journey to Utgard-Loki
  • Thjazi’s theft of Idunn

Q12. Interpretatio Romana describes the tendency of early Roman authors to translate the names of non-Roman deities into the names of their deities. In the first couple of centuries CE, we find inscriptions in the Rhineland area dedicated to the Germanic god Tiwaz or Tyr in Old Norse. What was he called in Latin?

  • Mercury
  • Mars
  • Jupiter

Q13. Miniature golden foils depicting men, women, animals, even trolls, have been found in many central sites that were important to pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. What are they called?

  • Golden doubloons
  • Bracteates
  • Gullgubbar

Q14. The Valkyrie from Haarby was found in Denmark. What century has it been dated to?

  • 1100s CE
  • 900s CE
  • 800s CE

Q15. In pre-Christian times, Thor may have been closely associated with:

  • Fishing and coastal raids
  • Skiing and wrestling
  • Fertility and arable lands

Old Norse Mythology in the Sources Week 02 Quiz Answers

Quiz 2: Eddic Poetry

Q1. According to Professor Terry Gunnell of the University of Iceland, there is one main reason that Eddic poems were collected in the Codex Regius manuscript in 1270 CE. What is his explanation?

  • They were used as instructional manuals to root out remnants of paganism and heresy by missionaries who were still working in the Icelandic countryside
  • Because the poems were used for entertainment at gatherings, festivals, and the assemblies in Iceland
  •  At that time there was a secret community of people who still believed in the Old Norse gods

Q2. The Prophecy of the Seeress is likely to be the oldest Eddic poem. When was it probably composed?

  • It is from the period between the late 900s and early 1000s CE
  • It may be from c. 550 CE

Q3. Which myth is central to the theme in the Sayings of the High One?

  • The myth about the mead of poetry
  • The myth about Thor’s journey to Utgard-Loki
  • The myth about Baldr’s death

Q4. Who undergoes initiation into the role of king in Grimnir’s Sayings?

  • Geirrod
  • Odin
  • Agnarr

Q5. In Vafthrudnir’s Sayings, Odin has a battle of knowledge with Vafthrudnir. What is Vafthrudnir?

  • He is a dwarf (dvergr)
  • An elf (alfr)
  • He is a giant (jotunn)

Q6. In Harbard’s Song, the ferryman Harbard may be:

  • Utgard-Loki
  • Loki
  • Odin

Q7. Hymir’s Poem is the only Eddic source to this particular myth, which plays an important role in the poem.

  • The myth about how Loki got his lips sewn together
  • The myth about Ragnarok
  • The myth about Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent

Q8. In Thrym’s Poem, who is forced to dress up as a bride instead of Freyja and go to marry Thrym?

  • Thor
  • Loki
  • Heimdall

Q9. In Skirnir’s Journey, what is it that eventually compels Gerd to meet with Freyr in the grove called Barri?

  • The offering of the golden apples
  • She falls madly in love with Freyr
  • Skirnir’s curse

Q10. In Loki’s Quarrel, what is Loki’s primary accusation against male deities?

  • Unmanliness
  • They run away in battle
  • That they could not kill Hrungnir

Q11. The protagonist of Volund’s Poem has a cognate named Weland in a 10th century poem. Which poem?

  • Ovid’s Ars Amatoria
  • The Old High German Hildebrandslied
  • The Old English poem Deor

Q12. The poem Alvis’s Sayings is reminiscent of the style of which other poem?

  • The Prophecy of the Seeress
  • Vafthrudnir’s Sayings
  • The Sayings of the High One

Old Norse Mythology in the Sources Week 03 Quiz Answers

Quiz 3: Additional Sources

Q1. In the poem Baldr’s Dreams, Odin journeys to the underworld to learn about how Baldr will die. Which story is this poem reminiscent of?

  • Thor’s duel with Hrungnir
  • Hermod’s journey to Hel
  • The story about how Tyr lost his hand to the Fenrir wolf

Q2. In The Song of Hyndla we are told that Ottar is related to a semi-legendary Danish king. Who is that king?

  • Harald Bluetooth
  • Harald Wartooth
  • Harald Finehair

Q3. Rig’s List is not preserved in the main compilation of Eddic poetry called Codex Regius. Where is it preserved?

  • In AM 748 4to from c. 1300 CE
  • In Codex Trajectinus from c. 1595 CE
  • In Codex Wormianus from c. 1350 CE

Q4. What is Grotti in the Song of Grotti?

  • A giantess
  • A magic sword
  • A magic mill

Q5. In Saxo’s History of the Danes, we get another version of the story about Baldrs’ death. Who is betrothed to Nanna in this story?

  • Baldr
  • Hodr
  • Loki

Q6. In Saxo’s History of the Danes, Saxo describes how Odin engendered an avenger of Baldr’s death. However, Odin had to dress up as a woman to attain that goal and this was considered unmanly among the Æsir, so they sent Odin into exile. Where did he go in exile?

  • Byzantium
  • Rome
  • Sweden

Q7. In Saxo’s History of the Danes, Saxo describes the life of the legendary king Hadingus. Which Old Norse god does he seem to resemble the most?

  • Njord
  • Freyr
  • Odin

Q8. Which portion of Snorri’s Edda makes most use of Eddic poetry?

  • The Delusion of Gylfi
  • The Language of Poetry
  • The Enumeration of Meters

Q.9. How does Snorri perceive skaldic poetry?

  • It is all lies
  • It is an imperfect source to history
  • It is an accurate source to history

Q10. According to the Saga of the Ynglings, Freyja taught Odin a certain skill. This is the only source that makes this claim. Which skill was that?

  • The skill to open mountains with his songs
  • The skill of magic known as seiðr/seid
  • The skills of war-magic

Old Norse Mythology in the Sources Week 04 Quiz Answers

Quiz 4: Final Exam

Q1. In Loki’s Quarrel, what is Loki’s primary accusation against male deities?

  • They run away in battle
  • Unmanliness
  • That they could not kill Hrungnir

Q2. According to the Saga of theYnglings, Freyja taught Odin a certain skill. This is the only source that makes this claim. Which skill was that?

  • The skill to open mountains with his songs
  • The skill of magic known as seiðr/seid
  • The skills of war-magic

Q3. In Saxo’s History of the Danes, we get another version of the story about Baldrs’ death. Who is betrothed to Nanna in this story?

  • Baldr
  • Hodr
  • Loki

Q4. The main compilation of Eddic poetry is called the Codex Regius. When was it written?

  • Around c. 900 CE.
  • Around c. 1270 CE.
  • Around c. 500 CE.

Q5. In Skirnir’s Journey, what is it that eventually compels Gerd to meet with Freyr in the grove called Barri?

  • She falls madly in love with Freyr
  • Skirnir’s curse
  • The offering of the golden apples

Q6. The Prologue to Snorri’s Edda begins with:

  • Odin and his sons
  • Adam and Eve
  • The story about the fall of Troy

Q7. Interpretatio Romana describes the tendency of early Roman authors to translate the names of non-Roman deities into the names of their deities. In the first couple of centuries CE, we find inscriptions in the Rhineland area dedicated to the Germanic god Tiwaz or Tyr in Old Norse. What was he called in Latin?

  • Mercury
  • Mars
  • Jupiter

Q8. Hymir’s Poem is the only Eddic source to this particular myth, which plays an important role in the poem.

  • The myth about Ragnarok
  • The myth about Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent
  • The myth about how Loki got his lips sewn together

Q9. In pre-Christian times, Thor may have been closely associated with:

  • Skiing and wrestling
  • Fertility and arable lands
  • Fishing and coastal raids

Q10. According to Professor Terry Gunnell of the University of Iceland, there is one main reason that Eddic poems were collected in the Codex Regius manuscript in 1270 CE. What is his explanation?

  • At that time there was a secret community of people who still believed in the Old Norse gods
  • Because the poems were used for entertainment at gatherings, festivals, and the assemblies in Iceland
  • They were used as instructional manuals to root out remnants of paganism and heresy by missionaries who were still working in the Icelandic countryside

Q11. The Prophecy of the Seeress is likely to be the oldest Eddic poem. When was it probably composed?

  • It may be from c. 550 CE
  • It is from the period between the late 900s and early 1000s CE
  • It was composed in the early 1200s CE by Snorri Sturluson

Q12. Miniature golden foils depicting men, women, animals, even trolls, have been found in many central sites that were important to pre-Christian Scandinavian religion. What are they called?

  • Bracteates
  • Gullgubbar
  • Golden doubloons

Q13. In Thrym’s Poem, who is forced to dress up as a bride instead of Freyja and go to marry Thrym?

  • Loki
  • Thor
  • Heimdall

Q14. When do we have the earliest evidence of a Christian community in Scandinavia?

  • 400 CE
  • 700 CE
  • 1060 CE

Q15. The oldest runic inscription is from:

  • 500 BCE
  • 150 CE
  • 700 CE

Q16. In the poem Baldr’s Dreams, Odin journeys to the underworld to learn about how Baldr will die. Which story is this poem reminiscent of?

  • Thor’s duel with Hrungnir
  • Hermod’s journey to Hel
  • The story about how Tyr lost his hand to the Fenrir wolf

Q17. Rig’s List is not preserved in the main compilation of Eddic poetry called Codex Regius. Where is it preserved?

  • In Codex Trajectinus from c. 1595 CE
  • In Codex Wormianus from c. 1350 CE
  • In AM 748 4to from c. 1300 CE

Q18. What are the kennings that are used in skaldic poetry?

  • Kennings are runic inscriptions with skaldic poetry.
  • Kennings are circumlocutions, analogies, and allusions that refer to a subject by making use of covered and layered meaning that often employ Old Norse mythology as reference.
  • Kennings are skaldic battles of wit and cunning. In a kenning, skalds would perform flyting poetry similar to rap-battles, where they would taunt their opponent.

Q19. Which portion of Snorri’s Edda makes most use of Eddic poetry?

  • The Language of Poetry
  • The Delusion of Gylfi
  • The Enumeration of Meters

Q20.When does the Icelandic saga literature emerge?

  • 11th century.
  • 12th century.
  • 13th century.

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