Epic: from Beowulf, Part II

The question below refers to the selection “from Beowulf.” The story is told using emotional, strong language.
What last thoughts does Beowulf express as he is dying? Fear that the kingdom of the Geats will fall apart after he dies
From which fact can the reader infer that Beowulf from Beowulf is honorable? Beowulf refuses to use weapons because Grendel uses none.
Beowulf refuses to use weapons because Grendel uses none. save Hrothgar and the Danes from the monster
How can the reader tell that Beowulf is an epic poem? The hero is described as someone greater than all other men.
How does Beowulf die? The dragon kills him as Beowulf goes out unarmed to fight the monster.
If you wanted to support the idea that Beowulf is an epic hero, you might best note that he — embodies the ideal of Anglo-Saxon society
At the end of the battle in Beowulf, the poet attributes Grendel’s defeat to God’s power.
In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom? to help Hrothgar by destroying a monster and to gain fame for themselves
The main struggle in Beowulf is between good and evil
Which of the following best summarizes the theme of Beowulf? Valor will triumph.
Beowulf reflects the belief that the battle between good and evil is never-ending – he may have wone now, but there is more evil to beat.
The comment, “So gold can easily Triumph, defeat the strongest of men, No matter how deep it is hidden,” implies that lust for gold makes men strong
Beowulf’s preparation for battle against the fire dragon differs from his preparation for battle against Grendel in that Beowulf ________. carries weapons
What was unusual about the way Beowulf fought Grendel? He fought with only his bare hands and no other weapons.
What does the alliteration in the following lines help most to emphasize? “But Higlac’s follower . . ./fastened those claws/In his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel/Closer.” the sounds of the battle
Which of the following elements is shown to be most powerful in Beowulf’s world? fire
Which of the following statements about Wiglaf is true? He makes an eloquent speech about the virtues about loyalty and bravery
In Beowulf when the dying Beowulf gives Wiglaf his gold necklace, the gesture means that Beowulf is passing on the rulership to Geatland to Wiglaf
When Beowulf realizes that the battle with the fire dragon will go against him, he continues to fight
In Beowulf, why is it ironic that after his death the Geats build a tower to memorialize Beowulf? Most of the Geats had deserted him in battle.
Beowulf’s deeds require tremendous courage.
Which is the best paraphrase for this passage from Beowulf ?—Then the sword / Melted, blood-soaked, dripping down / Like water, disappearing like ice when the world’s / Eternal Lord loosens invisible / Fetters and unwinds icicles and frost . . . Beowulf’s bloody sword became liquid the way ice and frost do when God warms and melts them
The most important event in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats is the — tracing of the bloody footprints
People who assail competition attack competition.

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