Beowulf Test review

What is Herot? a mead-hall where King Hrothgar and his men gather
In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom? to help Hrothgar by destroying a monster
From which fact in Beowulf can the reader infer that Beowulf is honorable? Beowulf refuses to use weapons because Grendel uses none.
In Beowulf, how does Grendel die? In one-to-one combat, Beowulf tears off Grendel’s arm.
In Beowulf, what is the main reason Wiglaf thinks that he and his companions should help Beowulf fight the dragon? In the past, they had promised to repay Beowulf’s kindness with their loyalty.
If a certain place can correctly be described as a lair, which of the following must be true? It serves as a living or hiding place.
What does this statement tell you about Grendel, the first monster described in the selection from Beowulf? “The monster’s / Thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws. . . “ He has intelligence and cleverness.
Which choice best paraphrases the underlined words in this excerpt from Beowulf? “. . . they could hack at Grendel From every side, trying to open A path for his evil soul, but their points Could not hurt him. . . .” (lines 370-373) to kill him
Which of the following accurately state a reason to characterize Beowulf as an epic? It depicts a hero battling forces that threaten the world.It is a story that is told in a serious manner.It uses elevated language.
Which of the following best summarizes the theme, or main lesson, of Beowulf? Valor will triumph.
Which of the following characteristics or actions most clearly shows that Beowulf fits the definition of an epic hero? He fights with extraordinary strength and courage.
What most likely reason that the author shows Beowulf as a warrior at different stages of his life? to show that Beowulf maintained the qualities of an epic hero until his death and so deserves glory
True or False: Beowulf is motivated by greed. He is a treasure hunter. False
True or False: Grendel, angered by the death of his mother, seeks vengeance on Beowulf and the Geats. He is the embodiment of revenge. False
Why can Grendel not touch Hrothgar’s throne? It was protected by God
Who was Grendel a descendant of? Cain
Grendel raids Hrothgar’s hall for (___ years) 12
The central issue of Beowulf is the struggle between good and evil
When Beowulf and his men reach the Danish coast, which of the following is the most likely reason that the watchman allows the Geats to enter Denmark? The watchman is persuaded by Beowulf’s reasons for his mission.
How many men did Grendel kill the FIRST time he attacked the Mead Hall? 30
What “sign” did Beowulf post to show his victory over Grendel? Grendel’s arm was hung from the ceiling
How does Grendel’s mother get revenge for her son’s death? She kills one of King Hrothgar’s friends

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