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Beowulf

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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Beowulf Reading Check 2

Why can’t other warriors help Beowulf when he fights Grendel? No Weapon or blade can hurt Grendel. How does Hrothgar reward Beowulf for defeating Grendel? He gives him gilded helmet, an embroidered banner, and 8 horses. Why does Grendel’s mother…

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Beowulfs last battle

Who are beowulfs people Geats Why does beowulf become the new king Higlac and his son have died How long has he ruled sweden in peace 50 years What monster does Beowulf have to fight now Dragon Who had disturbed…

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The Monster’s Lair/Battle with Grendel’s Mother

Beowulf needs to kill Grendel’s mom (he will recieve gold if he kills her) *the lair entrance is submerged with water*this is where Grendel’s mom lives*it’s a very dar, evil, foreboding place (imagery) Grendel’s mom *She’s a sea dweller*She brings…

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