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Beowulf

When was it written? Between 700 -1000 AD Who is the author? unknown Where does Beowulf take place? Denmark & Sweden, in Scandinavia How was the story spread? Oral tradition Who actually wrote down the story of Beowulf? Christian monks…

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Beowulf

Who are the Geats? People of Sweden, Beowulf Who are the Danes? The people from Denmark, Beowulf goes to help them What is Beowulf’s strength? 30 men What is Naegling? Beowulf’s ancestral sword Who is the king of the Geats?…

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Beowulf Kennings and Epithets

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ENGLISH 1.05 QUIZ – BEOWULF & GRENDEL

What was the name of the hall in which Beowulf & Grendel battled? Heorot Why does Beowulf put aside his weapons & armor? Grendel fights without weapons, so Beowulf chooses to do the same. Why do so many people gather…

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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf Quiz

Read the passage from Beowulf.The hero arose, surrounded closelyby his powerful thanes. A party remainedunder orders to keep watch on the arms;the rest proceeded, led by their princeunder Heorot’s roof.And standing on the hearthin webbed links that the smith had…

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Beowulf, B

How can the reader tell that Beowulf is a legendary story? The hero is described as someone greater than all other men. Why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom? To help Hrothgar by destroying a monster.…

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