1. To what does the poet give credit for Beowulf's victory ...

1. To what does the poet give credit for Beowulf's victory ...

1. To what does the poet give credit for Beowulf's victory over Grendel's mother? Gods judgement 2. Why does Wiglaf tell his comrades they should help Beowulf fight the dragon? They promised to help Beowulf when he needed them

3. Read the following quotation from Beowulf. What is the best paraphrase for the underlined part of the quotation? Circle answer. Their courage / Was great but all wasted: they could hack at Grendel / From every side, trying to open / A path for his evil soul, but their points / Could not hurt him.

a. opening a door so he could escape b. trying to save his soul c. stopping him from escaping ****d. attempting to kill him correct answer 4. Which of the following lines from Beowulf contains an example of kenning? Circle answer. a. Higlac is my cousin and my king; the days / Of my youth have

been filled with glory. b. Their guide reined in his horse, pointing / To that hall, built by Hrothgar for the best / And bravest of his men c. The high hall rang, its roof boards swayed, / And Danes shook with terror. ***d.I have come so far, / Oh shelterer of warriors and your people's loved friend, / That this one favor you should not refuse me . CORRECT ANSWER

5. How can we, as the reader, infer that Beowulf is honorable? Selfless nature Heroic Fights Grendel with no weapons Always willing to help others

6. Which of the following best summarizes the theme of Beowulf? The honorable behavior and manners have dominated the Anglo-Saxon warrior culture. 7. Which is the best paraphrase of the following passage

from the poem? Circle answer. So the living sorrow of Healfdane's son / Simmered, bitter and fresh, and no wisdom / Or strength could break it: that agony hung / On king and people alike ****a.Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no power to overcome. It affected both him and his subjects. - CORRECT ANSWER b. The king was in agony and out of his mind because of what his

people had done to him. c. Grendel was furious at the Danes, and so he inflicted great pain on the king and his people. d. Hrothgar felt an endless sorrow he couldn't get rid of. Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 25. When the wind stirs,/ and storms, waves splash toward the sky,/

As dark as the air, as black as the rain/ That the heavens weep. Negative connotation CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 26. But fate, that night, intended/ Grendel to gnaw the broken bones/ Of his last human supper. Foreshadowing CORRECT ANSWER

Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 27. Then he saw, hanging on the wall, a heavy/ Sword, hammered by giants, strongHe drew it. / From its scabbard, broke the chain on its hilt lifted it high over his head Indirect characterization CORRECT ANSWER

Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 28. Screams of the Almightys enemy sang/ In the darkness, the horrible shrieks of pain/ And defeat, the tears torn out of Grendels / Taut throat. Realism CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application

29. And for the first time in his life that famous prince/ Fought with fate against him, with glory/ Denied him. Foreshadowing CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 30. Now he discovered- once the afflictor/ Of men, tormentor of

their days- what it meant/ To feud with Almighty God Epic grandeur CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 31. The fight/ Brought other monsters swimming to see/ Her catch, a host of sea beasts who beat at/ His mail shirt, stabbing with tusks and teeth/ As they followed along.

Direct characterization CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 32. What I mean to, here, no man but me/ Could hope to defeat this monster. No one/ Could try Hubris CORRECT ANSWER

Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 33. That mighty protector of me/ Meant to hold the monster till its life/ Leaped out Epic grandeur CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application

34. brave men/ Staggering under the weight of Grendels skull,/ Too heavy for fewer than four of them to handle-/Two on each side of the spear jammed through it Indirect characterization CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 35. Then he saw the mighty water witch and sung his sword

Direct characterization CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 36. Its benches rattled, fell/ To the floor, gold-covered boards grating/ As Grendel and Beowulf battled across them. Realism CORRECT ANSWER

Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 37. Now he discovered- once the afflictor/ Of men, tormentor of their days- what it meant/ To feud with Almighty God Epic grandeur CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application

38. Then that noble protector of all seaman/ Swam to land Epic grandeur CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 39. Ive never known fear Hubris CORRECT ANSWER

Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 40. He was weary, that best/ And strongest of soldiers; his feet stumbled Direct characterization CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application

41. The victory, for proof, hanging high/ From the rafters where Beowulf had hung it, was the monsters / Arm, claw and shoulder and all. Symbolism CORRECT ANSWER Part III: Quotes and Academic Vocabulary Application 42. For hours he sank through the waves

Epic grandeur CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance Loyalty Bravery Legacy Compassion

43. And if your enemy should end my life/ Then be, O generous prince, forever/ The father and protector of all whom I leave/ Behind me, here in your hands Compassion CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance Compassion

Loyalty Bravery Legacy 44. The monsters hall was full of/ Rich treasures, but all that Beowulf took/ Was Grendels head and the hilt of the giants/

Jeweled sword Inheritance CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance Loyalty Bravery Legacy

Compassion 45. Remembering/ Everything his lord and cousin had given him,Armor and gold and the great estates Wexstans family enjoyed Loyalty CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance

Loyalty Bravery Legacy Compassion 46.I mean to stand, not run from his shooting/ Flames, stand till fate decides/ Which of us wins,/My heart is firm, / My hands calm..

Bravery CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance Loyalty Bravery Legacy Compassion

47. Have/ The brave Geats build me a tomb,/When the funeral flames have burned me, and build it/ Here, at the waters edge, high/ On this spit of land Legacy CORRECT ANSWER Inheritance Loyalty

Bravery Legacy Compassion 48. The wise old warriors who surrounded Hrothgar,/Like him staring into the monsters lake,/ Saw the waves surging and blood The Geats stayed, sat sadly, watching,/Imagining they saw their

lord Loyalty CORRECT ANSWER

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