Beowulf Abstract

Beowulf Abstract

Why does Beowulf slay Grendel?
To save Hrothgar and Danes from the monster
Why does Unferth challenge Beowulf?
He envies his fame and courage
Describe Wiglaf
Eloquesnt speech about virtues of loyalty and bravery
What thoughts does Beowulf express as he is dying
Desire for respect & pride, ability to save people
Which event is most important in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats?
The last fight with the dragon
What makes Beowulf an epic hero?
He embodies the ideals of Anglo-Saxon society
How does beowulf show ethics of an epic hero;
He had supernatural abilities
Alliteration and Kennings were poestic devices of particular importance to Anglo-Saxon…
oral poets
Instead of being unifies by rhyme, Anglo-Saxon poetry is most commonly unified by alliteration…
in the 1st half of each line
A kenning is a special type of
metaphor
A characteristic of both the anglo-saxon and old norse languages that posed problems for the poets was
limited number of speakers
Using kennings gave oral poets the opportunity to…
time to think ahead
As kennings developed as a literary element, they became
more elaborated
Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains alliteration?
C. The ancient blade broke, bit. . ., drew blood
Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains a kenning?
A.”And all at once th greedy she-wolf”
In the prologue what is chaucers main objective?
introduce characters
Why are the pilgroms traveling to Caterbury?
They were on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Becket
The pilgrims agree to tell tales during the journey
to receibe free meals, and entertain each other
How does chaucer imply that the Cook’s dishes are not appetizing?
Large fostering sore
The wife of bath is a
Widow of a wealthy doctor
In order to reveal his characters chaucer uses the following techniques
indirect characterization
Give an example of imagery from the prologue
Thinly they fell, like rat tails
The member of the clergy given the most admiring, flattering description is the…
Parson
It is ironic that the pardoner preaches against avarice because he is
Especially greedy
The pardoner earns money from activities such as
He told fake relics, he told people that if they bought them God would forgive their sins
The rioters go looking for Death because they want to
avenge for killing their friend
In the pardoners tale, death is por trayed as
a person/ a murderer
How does the pardoners tale end
they kill each other/meet death
After they give up looking for death, they kill one another, this is an example of
situational irony
The pardoners pious story reveals his
immorality
Which of the following best describes the pardoners tratment for the host?
Pity
The knights quest is
task from the queen
According to this tale what women really want is
mastery over their husbands
The knight shows that he has learned what women want most when he
lets his wife decide
A couplet is two consecutive lines of poetry that
rhyme
Which of the following quotations from the wife of bath tale is a couplet
D. His heart went bathing in a bath of blisses/ And melted in a hundred thousand kisses
All of the following are characteristic of ballads except
A. many details
Incremential repetition and the question-and-answer format were used primarily to
build up suspense
In the middle ages a ballad’s beat was usually
strong ; simple
What are the characteristics of a romantic quest
Go to the land of the dead
All of the following are characteristics of romance exept
A. a near-perfect hero
The traditional time setting for a romance is
1966-1975(the past)
What are the characteristics of an English sonnet
intro in the first lines, 14 lines, iambic pentameter
The english sonnet froms originated in
The Spenserian circuit
Which of the following writers was one of the earliest masters of the sonnet
Edmund Spenser
Which of the following is a rhyme scheme of a Shakesperian sonnet
abab cdcd efef gg
The last group of lines in a sonnet usually
have a different meter
The witches tail of the sailor indicate that the weird sisters are
malicious
King Duncan decides to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor because
Macbeth faught for him
When Macbeth receives his new tittle, Banquo reacts with….
Concern
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw…
lust for power
All of the following elements of tragedy except
B. a catastrophe near the end of the conclusion
The dagger that macbeth sees in his scene 1 soliloquy
B. is part of a hallucination
When Macbeth talks agitatedly about the murderes, Lady Macbeth urges him to
Try not to dwell on it
The natural disturbances that continue all night- including the screaming and murderous owl, chimneys being blown down, and Duncan’s horses turning wild symbolizes…
The evil of Macbeth’s deeds
As he considers Macbeths kingship, banquo feels
C. glimmers of hope for his sons
When macbeth hears that Fleance has escaped the murderes, he reacts with
anxiety
When macbeth begins talkin to banquos ghost, lady macbeth reacts by
telling others macbeth is crazy
Whcih of the following phrases is the most vivid example of figurative language in Act iii
D. Blood hath been shed ere now…
Hecate intends to ensure Macbeths downfall by making him
overconfident
At the beginning of Scene 6, Lennox speaks of Macbeth’s sorrow and nobility in a tone
A. that is sarcastic
In response to macbeths questions, the witches
A. Tell him everything and predict the course of his entire life
When ross joins malcolm and macduff in scene 2, he sais to macduff, … he means
C. plase do not hate me ecause i bring bad news
When Macduff receibes the new of his family, Malcolm urges him to
A. rouse his anger
The gentlewoman in scene 1 refuses to repeat lady macbeths sleep talk to the doctor because
There is no witness to confirm the truth of the gentlewomans words
The damned spot to which lady macbeth refers to is
the blood of duncan on her hands
As macbeth anxiety grows , he comands the doctor to
cure lady macbeth
macbeths reaction to his wifes death show he
Thinks that there is a meaningless path to death
Macduff declares that he must kill macbeth because
he kill his family
Macbeth finally realizes that the witches and apparitions
deceived him with amguious messages
The play ends with the thanes acknowledging who as Scotland’s new and lawful king
Malcom
What images occur repeatedly in the play?
Daggers, woods, children, blood
Which of the following quotations from the play contains figurative language?
C.Lifes but a walking shadow
Which of the following statements about poetic meter is not true?
D. All poems use meter
Which of the following words is an iamb?
C. Today
What is a metaphor?
One thing is referred to as if it where something else
What are qualities of figurative language>
simile, metaphor, personification, kenning
Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care… The quotation contains figutative language becuase
C. It uses knitting to express how sleep repairs peoples cares
What major events mark the Romantic Period?
Publication of Lyrical Ballands, French Revolution
Which writers are second generation poets
Keats, Shelley, Gordon, Byron
In response to the political climate, Brotish polititians
introduced repressive measures
During the industrial Revolution
Private owners took over farming areas
Describe the policy of laissez faire
let people so as they please
Define the term romantic
Fascination with youth an innosence
Through their lyric poetry, Romantic poets
showed passion and beliefs from the heart
For romantic poets, nature is
a force to the human mind
Define the romatic poeat
Speaks to men and lgislator of world, phycisian to humanity
The creature stangles Victor Frankenstein
False
What threat did the creature make whtn Grankenstein backed out on their agreement
kills his wife
What two major events happened to Frankenstein when he was seventeen
Goes to college, mom dies
How did the creature learn to speak and read
Observing
At first, the creature felt confused because of all of the new sensations of life
true
What happened to the creature at the end of the novel
Drifts away, plans to commit suicide
Frankenstein was torn betwen wanting to save the accused and not wantint to reveal his horrible secret to anyone
true
The authors frankrenstain enjoyed talked about the life of the soul in heaven
true
frankenstein wanted to try to create life in a test tube
false
Ballads began as an oral tradition, meaning that
generation to generation
as with most balad stanzas , those in this poem are
quatrains with the rhyme scheme abcd
the archatic meaninc of a word can tell us a lot about that word’s
origin/ current use
Which of the following words from Coleridge’s poem is an archaic word?
spake
The speaker attitude toward the tiger can best be described as
reverent/overall
the speaker regards the lamb as being the tigers
opposite
several images in the poem compare the tiger
Brightness, heat, fire
The speaker wonders if the tigers creator is
good or evil
the symmetry of the poem is enhanced by the
repetition of the first story, although we see a shift
one image the speaker uses to describe christ is a
child
the speaker seeem to be impressed by the lambs qualities, which provide
happiness, joy, and mildness
The poem build (How does it end?) to a
question
in the chimney sweeper innocense the speaker has spent most of his life
sweeping chimneys
iltimately tom dacre believes that everything will be fine as long as he
does his job
how is the tone of the last line in the chimney sweeper innocense irony
hopeful/ boy’s suffering
The compasion of tom with a lamb suggest the boy’s
innocense
in the chimney sweeper experience the child describes his situation as being full of
misery
how can you summarize the difference in the tone between the two poems?
first is hopeful, hopeless
apostrophe may be defined as
C. directly addressing a person
Which of the following phrases contains an example of apostrophe
C. O river
The technique of using apostrophe most likely originated from
e. Hymns calling upong god
Romantic poets favored the use of apostrophe because they wanted to
I. form an empathetic relationship with their surroundings
what groups has been invaded an settle great britain
romans and anglo-saxons
what dominated anglo saxon life
close allegiances berween leaders and their followers
Anglo-saxon poets held an honored position in society primarily because
during those days people where illiterate
The end of the english renaissance was characterized by
political change in england
describe the intelectual movement knon as humanism

the humanist used old latin and greek classiscs

What is a human being
What is a good life
How do i live a good life

What was the ultimate result of the black death
greater power to lower class
Describe the role of women of rank during the middle ages
occupied with child bearing and household supervision
Feudalisms religious concept of hierarchy featured
caste property/ military system