Beowulf Test Review Clay

They ran away from the dragon Describe Beowulf’s thanes behavior at the end of the epic
He refuses to use a sword to fight with Grendel because Grendel has no weapon. How do you know that Beowulf is an honorable man?
The Dragon Beowulf died of the wounds he received as a result of the fight with
Loyalty What is an important Anglo-Saxon value?
Grendel Beowulf faced these adversaries without weapons
It was often dangerous. Based on the selection, what conclusion can you draw about life in Beowulf’s day?
Place of worship Explain what the mead hall is used for in Beowulf.
Denmark and Sweden The setting of Beowulf is in
He thinks he wont see Beowulf again Why does Hrothgar weep when Beowulf leaves?
An intruder steals a cup from the treasure that the dragon guards. Near the end of the selection from Beowulf, what causes the dragon to begin attacking the Geats?
He wants to help Hrothgar by killing Grendel Why does Beowulf come to see Hrothgar?
Beowulf is making Wiglaf ruler of Geatland. What does it mean when Beowulf gives Wiglaf his gold necklace?
He is larger than life and is remembered in tales from long ago. How can you tell that Beowulf is a legendary hero?
It is a long poem that tells a story about a legendary hero. How do you know that Beowulf is an epic poem?
Old English Beowulf was originally told in
His hands. What weapon does Beowulf use to kill Grendel?
Good triumphs in the end. What is the theme of Beowulf?
Grendel hates the happiness of Hrothgar and his men Why does Grendel attack Hrothgar’s castle?
They had promised to help Beowulf when he needed them. Why does Wiglaf tell his comrades they should help Beowulf fight the dragon?
Beowulf is angry that the dragon burned the town. Why does Beowulf decide to fight the dragon?
He becomes king. What happens to Wiglaf after the battle with the dragon?
Hateful and violent Describes Grendel behavior/personality
He nails Grendel’s arm in the rafters How does Beowulf prove he has killed Grendel?
reparation Which vocabulary (from the epic) word best explains why Beowulf hangs Grendel’s arm in Hrothgar’s mead-hall?
To avenge her son’s death. Why does Grendel’s mother attack Herot?
Serve as a beacon to seafarers What does Beowulf hope his burial tower will do?
Desire for fame and glory. What seems to be Beowulf’s main reason for coming to help the Danes?
Death of a loved one. In what situation might someone most need solace?
fifty years For about how long does Beowulf rule the Geats?
He wounds her with a magical sword he finds in her lair. How does Beowulf kill Grendel’s mother?
Epic Hero larger-than-life figure
quest long, dangerous journey or mission

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