THE EPIC AND BEOWULF

What did scops help to preserve?poetrytraditionEnglishentertainment tradition
Which was not a method used by scops to help them remember the stories?alliterationrhythmsphraseskennings kennings
Old English meter is based on half-line units consisting of a phrase having two stresses.TrueFalse true
A caesura is a primary accent.TrueFalse false
A kenning is a double metaphor, often hyphenated when written in Modern English.TrueFalse true
In the oral tradition, each telling or singing of a story differed from the last.TrueFalse true
The relationship that existed between the lord and his retainers was known as comitatus
To the Anglo-Saxon fame meant _____. a name that lived on after the death of the person.
The hero in an epic is _____.perfectbadly flawedan “ideal”a servant an “ideal”
How did the Anglo-Saxons regard life?a gift to be treasureda transitory occurrencea curse to be despised a transitory occurrence
Match the description to the date or term.1. date of Beowulf manuscript 2. death of Hygelac 3. latest date for original writing of Beowulf 4. original form of Beowulf story 5. founded Danish royal line 6. ship burial site 7. Hrothgar’s kingdom 8. home of Geats and Beowulf 1. 10002. 5213. 790-8304. oral tradition5. Scyld Scefing6. Oseburg, Norway7. Denmark8. Sweden
Where was Beowulf when Grendel burst into the hall? Pretending to be asleep.
Read lines 720 – 727. Select three phrases that best describe Grendel. The evil warrior, deprived of joys, ‚Äčan ugly light
Which of the following is not an accurate description of Grendel?crazed with evil angerhuge in his blood-lustthree rows of blood-thirsty teethan ugly light shone out from his eyes three rows of blood-thirsty teeth
Which line numbers show Grendel’s first recognition that he was facing an extraordinary opponent?720 to 727740 to 746750 to 754770 to 780 750 to 754
What lines explain why swords were useless against Grendel?745 to 752767 to 774798 to 805810 to 817 798 to 805
In lines 815-818, what final blow did Beowulf give to Grendel? a gaping tear opened in his shoulder; tendons popped, muscle slipped the bone.
What kenning is used in the description of Grendel’s end?slippeddeath-sickwound death-sick
Heorot is _____.the king of the DanesHrothgar’s hallBeowulf’s uncle Hrothgar’s hall
1. Hrothgar’s queen 2. Hrothgar’s hall 3. carried off a chieftain 4. king of the Geats 5. king of the Danes 1. Wealhtheow2. Heorot3. Grendel’s mother4. Hygelac5. Hrothgar
Is the death of Grendel the end of Hrothgar’s problem? no
Who tries to avenge Grendel’s death?his motherBeowulfno one his mother
Beowulf pursues Grendel’s mother to her lair which is a _____.caveforestmere mere
What does Hrothgar caution Beowulf against?jealousyhatredpride pride
To whom does Beowulf give the treasures he has earned?HrothgarHygelacHeorot Hygelac
Beowulf gives thanks to God after slaying the dragon, because he has gained ______ for the sake of his people. wealth
What are the last words of Beowulf? “Thou art end and remnant of all our racethe Waegmunding name. For Wyrd hath swept them,all my line, to the land of doom,earls in their glory: I after them go.”
Which heroic quality was Beowulf not eulogized as having?eagernessbraverykindnesscourtesy bravery

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