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Beowulf

What were Hrothgar’s people known as? The Spear-Danes Who is the son of Scyld Scefing? Beow What was Scyld’s funeral like? He was put into a boat, covered with treasure and armor, and cast off to sea. Who was Beow’s…

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Beowulf Review Questions

Who is the Danish King? Hrothgar What is the name of the mead hall built by the Danish King? Herot Of what topic, clearly a Christian allusion, does the poet sing in the mead hall? “The ancient beginnings of us…

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Beowulf Critical Reading Questions

Contrast the description of Herot with the dwelling of the monster Grendel. The contrast of Herot with the dwelling of the monster, Grendel, is that Grendel is down in the darkness like in hell and that Herot is above ground…

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Beowulf Test Study

why were grendel’s ancestors banished in the slime? they were descendants of Cain. why won’t Grendel touch the king’s throne? It is protected by God. why are the wise ones glad that Beowulf i going to find Grendel? they were…

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Important Beowulf Characters

Beowulf the main character, has the strength of 30 in each arm, Hygelac’s kinsmen, eventually becomes king of the geats, defeats Grendel and his mother but is killed after defeating a dragon Shield Sheafson started out as an orphan, became…

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Beowulf Quiz

What is a scop? a bard Which of the following is not a synonym for Danes used by the Beowulf poet? Sea-Danes What is the name of Hrothgar’s great mead-hall, the setting for the action of the first part of…

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Beowulf, The Wanderer, The Wife’s Lament, and The Seafarer

Hrunting Beowulf’s sword Hrothgar Danish king, builder of Herot Herot Hrothgar’s mead hall; golden Scop musicians in the mead hall;entertainers Beowulf (character) Great Geat warrior; protagonist, hero; King of the Geats; posses great strength and bravery Beowulf (Story) epic poem,…

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Beowulf questions

Why does Hrothgar build a mighty hall? to celebrate his successes in battle, it is called Heorot, like a throne room What transpires in Heorot to make Grendel angry? good times, he cannot enjoy himself because he is cursed as…

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Beowulf Quiz #2

Who is Unferth? Ecglaf’s Son What is Unferth annoyed by? Beowulf’s courage and fame How might Beowulf be described? Conceited warrior What kind of event did beowulf lose to Brecca? Swimming race How long did the event last? 7 days…

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Beowulf Test

Why is the Anglo-Saxon period usually dated from 449? 449 marks the date when the first band of people from the great North German plain crossed the North Sea to Britain and settled in what is now Kent. Who occupied…

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