Beowulf: Basic Chapter

Beowulf: Basic Chapter

Before Beowulf arrives, the survivors of Grendel’s attacks are those who . . .
left the mead hall
Why is Beowulf motivated to go to Denmark?
hope of achieving fame
The watchmen who sees the Geats land is, at first, . . .
suspicious
When Grendel realizes Beowulf’s strength , he tries to . . .
run away
Beowulf’s men are of no help to him because
their weapons were useless
Which of the following does Beowulf use to kill Grendel?
his bare hands
During the battle with Grendel’s mother, Beowulf is driven on mainly by a desire for
Glory
Of the following, which is most responsible for saving Beowulf’s life in the battle against Grendel’s mother?
mail shirt
Which of the following is the main reason that Beowulf cuts off Grendel’s head?
a desire to for revenge
The poem suggests that Beowulf’s superiority or greatness is apparent to
all those who came in to contact with him
Which of the following lines foreshadow the outcome of the battle between Beowulf and Grendel?
lines 364-367
Lines 82-84 suggest that Grendel
respect for God
Which of the following must Beowulf possess in order to defeat Grendel?
Bravery
The morning after the battle, what do those men who gather at Herot feel for Grendel
triumph
Which of the following does Beowulf use to kill Grendel’s mother?
Giant Sword
Before Grendel first attacked Hrothgar’s warriors, they were
singing and enjoying themselves
The watchmen who first sees the Geats reacts with
suspicion
When Beowulf says “Fate will unwind as it must!” he is suggesting that
he might die
Herot is all of the following EXCEPT
the place where the soldiers go for safety
Why did Grendel attack the Danes?
he hates their songs rejoicing God
Before Beowulf sets out to help the Danes, he had
killed many beast in the past
Ex. giants & other monsters
The line “This was a different Herot than the hall he had emptied” means that
different battle bc for the first time a man is tightening Grendel
Which of the following allows Beowulf to do battle with Grendel rather than be instantly killed?
he doesn’t sleep
Herot can be accurately described as
beautiful and sturdy
A word that describes the attitude of the Danes right after Grendel flees to his den is
joyful
Who is the “greedy she-wolf”?
Grendel’s mom
Beowulf cuts off Grendel’s head to
avenge the attacks
Beowulf is involved in the following conflicts EXCEPT
a struggle with his conscious
The word that best describes the attitude of Hrothgar and his warriors as they stare into the lake where Beowulfhas gone is
hopeless
The phrase “brave men/staggering under the weight of Grendel’s skull,/ Too heavy for fewer than four of them to handle” serves to illustrate that
Grendel’s killer is strong and brave
Before the slave stumbled into the stone tower, the dragon was
sleeping
Beowulf’s reaction to the news that his hall has been destroyed by the dragon suggests that he
feels guilty and ashamed
Before battle, Beowulf decides to fight with
sword, shield and armor
The phrase, “for the first time in his life that famous prince/fought with fate against him, with glory/Denied him ” indicates that
he is not going to survive (Beowulf)
When did Wiglaf first wear the armor and carry the sword for Onela?
When Beowulf led him toward
The phrase, “His arms/Were too strong, the hardest blade could not help him,” suggest that Beowulf
can kill people with his bare hands just as easily
The dragon is finally killed when
he gets cut in half
What does Beowulf gain from the battle with the Dragon
dragon treasure and a successor to his throne
How does Beowulf wish the Geats to remember him
Build the tall tower
The fate of the warriors who flee during the battle with the dragon is to
live their lives in disgrace
The Anglo-Saxon period is generally dated from
449-1099
During the Anglo-Saxon period, England was invaded by all of the following EXCEPT
Mongols
The pagan inhabitants of England and Northern Europe believe in “wyrd” or
Fate
The “death-price” paid to avoid retribution is called
wergield
The repetition of consonant sounds is called
alliteration