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Beowulf Study Guide

What is a literary character that embodies the values of his/her culture? Epic Hero Who, most likely, wrote Beowulf? (based on what is known about literature during the middle ages) A monk What is the name for an Anglo-Saxon entertainer…

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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature: Beowulf

Features of Anglo-Saxon culture: – Warrior tribes- Lords and thanes- Gift-giving- Hospitality and feasts- Pagan and Christian traditions Which are features of Anglo-Saxon culture? Check all that apply. A society organized into warrior tribesAn emphasis on gift-giving and hospitalityA mixture…

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The Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066 Unit Test: Closed Book

Nobody understood her blithe response to her family’s misfortunes. happy The jury watched the defendant’s face blanch as the charges were read. become pale The locals believed the castle was a pirate’s lair, where treasure might be stored. hideout lair…

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Beowulf Practice Test Questions

How does Hrothgar know of Beowulf? Hrothgar was friends with Beowulf’s father Where does Grendel come from? He is spawned from slime.He is descendant of Cain.He is from a hell on earth. How many men can Grendel scoop up in…

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Name the characteristics of an epic hero 1. hero of noble birth/ high position in society2. legendary importance3. character traits= reflect important ideals of society4. deeds reflect values of era5. performs actions that often determine fate of nation epic tradition…

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Beowulf (SparkNotes)

Beowulf The protagonist of the poem. Beowulf is a Geatish hero who fights the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. Beowulf’s exploits prove him to be the strongest, ablest warrior of his time. In his youth, he personifies…

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