Rios Beowulf Test Review

How can you tell that Beowulf is a legendary hero? The hero is described as someone greater than all other men.
Example of Kenning “whale’s home” instead of saying the sea.
What does the poet mean in this line from What does the poet mean in this line from Beowulf ?The monster’s / Thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws. . . . Grendel is an intelligent monster
Why does Beowulf come to see Hrothgar? He comes to kill Grendel.
How do you know that Beowulf is an honorable man? Beowulf chooses to not use weapons, because Grendel does not use weapons.
To what does the poet give credit for Beowulf’s victory over Grendel’s mother? It is considered an act of God
What is the theme of Beowulf ? Good will always overcome evil.
Why does Wiglaf tell his comrades they should help Beowulf fight the dragon? They promise to do so when they sat around in the mead hall drinking and celebrating.
What does it mean when Beowulf gives Wiglaf his gold necklace? Beowulf is passing on his title.
How do you know that Beowulf is an epic poem? It is a poem that revolves around a legendary hero.
Read the following quotation from Beowulf. What is the best paraphrase for the underlined part of the quotation?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… By opening a path for his soul they are trying to kill him.
Why does Beowulf want a tower built for him? He wants to live in fame.
mail (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
fleeing leaving quickly
boast show off
inherited tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
feud a bitter quarrel between two parties
protector a person who cares for persons or property
truce a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
swayed swing slowly from one side to the other
loathsome highly offensive
massive consisting of great mass
purge an act of removing by cleansing
reparation compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
solace the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
writhing having a twisting or snake-like or worm-like motion
kenning A device employed in Anglo-Saxon poetry in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities, as in “ring-giver” for king and “whale-road” for ocean.

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