Beowulf – Big QnA

Beowulf – Big QnA

what warrior king is the founder of the Danish ruling house in this epic?
shield
What is the name of Shield’s son and heir?
Beow
what funeral rites does shield request of his people when he dies?
to be placed on a ship with treasures and carted out to sea
how are the rites of Shield’s funeral in keeping with shield’s origin in the tirbe?
have respect for their king…willing to part with the treasure in order to honor and respect their king
who is halfdane?
Beow’s successor
who are halfdanes four children?
Heorogar, Hrothgar, Halga, and a daughter
which of Halfdane’s four chidlren end up as the leader of the danes?
Hrothgar
what was the name of the big mead-hall bult by Hrothgar?
Heorot
Grendel in the decendent of what biblical character?
Cain
whaht time of day does Grendel visit Heorot?
nighttime
how many bodies does Grendel carry off during his first attack on Heorot?
30
how can the warriors be safe from Grendel
close down the mead-hall
how ling does Heorot stand deserted by the danes
12 yrs
what object in Heorot does Grendel never touch
the king’s throne
how many Geats does Beowulf take to Denmark with him
14
who is Hygelac and what his relationship with beowulf
king of the geats…beowulfs uncle
what is the name of Beowulfs father
Ecgtheow
what does Wulgar agree to do
tell the Hrothgar that Beowulf has arrived
when did Hrothgar know Beowulf before this time
when Beowulf was a kid
what favor did Hrothgar once do for Ecgtheow?
Hrothgar helped Ecgtheow end a fued
how will beowulf be armed when he geos to fight grendel
he wont be armed
whay request concerning assistance from the danes does beowulf make to Hrothgar before the battle with grendel
if he dies…send his things to Hygelac
at the dinner that evening, why does unferth try to pick a quarrel with beowulf
jealousy and drunkeness
what kind of match (contest) did Beowulf once get involved with Breca
swimming
how long did this contest last
7 nights
wh odoes unferth say is the winner
Breca
what does unferth predict about Beowulf’s coming encounter with grendel
won’t last the entire night
for how long does beowulf say that he kept evenly paced with Breca
5 nights
what were the weather conditions during the contest
storm
what does beowulf say happened on the final day that kept him from finishing first in the contest with breca
he was attacked by seamonsters
what had Breca and Beowulf carried with them during the contest
sword
how many sea monsters does beowulf say he killed
nine
in what country did beowulf land after his swim
finland
who is Wealtheow
Hrothgar’s queen
what does Hrothgar promise Beowulf if he makes Heorot safe again
treasure
how does Grendel get inside heorot
rips off the door
how many geats does grendel kill before reaching heorot
one
what do beowulf’s men realize when they rush at Grendel with their swords
swords can’t harm him
what does beowulf hang from Heorot’s rafters
Grendel’s arm
where does Grendel go after the fight with Bewoulf
to his mere
what does Hrothgar say that indicates the depth of his gratitude and affection for Beowulf
he adopts beowulf as his son
when discussing the battle with Hrothgar, what does Beowulf say would have made him “better pleased”
if Hrothgar was there to see everything
how different is unferth’s behavior now than it was before the battle
he respects beowulf now
what does wealtheow ask hrothgar to do before his decease
give the nation to his kin
waht do the danish warriors keep near them as they prepare to sleep for the night…why
armor…it was their habit to always remain ready
when grendels mother attacks heorot what two things does she leave with
Grendel’s arm and Aschere’s body
where was beowulf during Grendel’s mother’s attack?
in seperate lodgings
what was the name of the warrrior she killed
Aeshere
what does Hrothgar say he has heard people in the upland country claim
they.ve seen a huge man figure and a woman figure
what uncanny thing about Grendel’s mere does Hrothgar tell beowulf
haunted
what does beowulf do to one the sea dragons in the mere
kills it
how does bewulf preperation for the battle with Grendel’s mother differ from his preperation for the battle with grendel
he’s armed
who lends a sword to beowulf
unferth
what is the name of the sword lended to beowulf
hrunting
whta is special about the effectiveness of this sword
it never looses
to whom does beowulf want his treasures sent if he doesn’t return
Hygelac
how long does it take Beowulf to reach the bottom of the mere
all day
what prevents Grendel’s mother from scratching and tearing beowulf apart when she grabs him with her claws
chain mail
where does Grendel’s mother take him
to her lair
what happens when he tries to use Hrunting against her
doesn’t work
what does grendel’s mother use to try and kill beowulf after throwing him to the ground
a sword she has
what is so unusual about the sword he sees hanging on the wall
its huge
how does beowulf finally manage to kill Grendel’s mother
kills her with the sword he found
whom does Beowulf find lying dead in the corner of the mere
Grendel
what does Beowulf do to Grendel’s dead corpse
chops off his head
what happened to the weapon he used to kill Grendel’s mother
it melts
what to things does Beowulf bring back to Hrothgar to prove his victory
hilt of the sword and Grendel’s head
what vow does beowulf make to Hrothgar before he sets sail for home
if he needs him he’ll come
what foreboding causes Hrothgar to break down in sudden tears as he bids Beowulf farwell
he loves him and he knows he’ll never see him again
to whom does beowulf present the treasure he won in denmark
Hygelac
what unexpected thing do we find out about how beowulf was once regarded by his people
they didn’t think that he was strong
what happens when hygelac and Heardred, his son die in battle
Beowulf becomes king
how many years pass before Beowulf and his people are disturbed by a dragon
50 yrs
why is the dragon angry
someone stole his goblet
where does the dragon nest
on top of the treasure
what dies the dragon gaurd
the treasure
what time of day does the dragon wreak havoc on the geats
nighttime
what does the dragon do to beowulf’s own home
he burns it down to the ground
in a flashback to Hygelac’s death, why does Hygd offer Beowulf the throne then
she had no belief in her son’s abilities
why does he refuse the offer at that time
he doesn’t want to mess up the order of the kings
how many comrades does beowulf take with him to fight the dragon
11
whom do beowulf and his men get to guide them to find the dragon’s lair
the theif
who is accidentally killed ar Hrethel’s court when beowulf was a boy
Heardred
why is Hrethrel unable to seek vengence on his killer
he died
why does beowulf say he has no choice to wear armor and carry a weapon in this battle with the dragon
because he know he can’t beat the dragon under normal standards
what do beowulf’s men (except for one) do when the dragon breathes fire
flee
who is the one man who stays with Beowulf when he’s fighting the dragon
wiglaf
what happens to Beowulf’s sword, Naegling, during the battle
broke
what fatal wound does the dragon inflict upon bewoulf
hurts his neck
how is the dragon slain
wiglaf stabs him than bewulf delivers the final blow
what does the dying beowulf request Wiglaf to let him see before he dies
treasure
what does beowulf order to be constructed after his death
barrow
whom does beowulf appoint to succeed him as leader of the geats
wiglaf
Oedipus
king of thebes and son of jocasta and Laius
Jocasta
Oedipus’ mom. wife . queen of thebes
Laius
killed by Oedipus and Oedipus’ father
Tiresias
blind Prophet
Creon
Oedipus’ brother-in law. uncle
sheperds
one sheperd gave Oedipus to another sheperd. kept Oedipus alive
Polybus
king of Corinth. Oedipus’ adopted father
Merope
queen of Corinth. Oedipus’ adopted mother
messenger
normally tells the bad news
Priest
guy that talked a lot
chorus
the people’s view on what’s happening
what is the situation in england
punishments aren’t fair and people are being robbed
what is the situation in france
the aristocracy is spending all the money and everyone else is starving
who is jerry cruncher
messenger for tellsons
in the beginning of the novel who is the passenger
mr. lorry
what message was given and what was the response to the message
wait at dover for madam messele… recalled to life
what is jerry’s description
beady black eyes, has a sinister expression, spiky black hair, and he’s going bald
in the beginning of the novel who is dreaming and what are they dreaming about
Mr. Lorry…he’s digging up somebody’s body and asking them questions
what do you think the quote “Gracious Creator of day! to be buried alive for eighteen years!” means
its talking about Dr. Manette and how he was in prison for 18 years
Description of Jarvis Lorry
really nice clothes (but really worn), polite and quiet, wears a wig
Description of Lucie Manette
blonde, pretty, skinny, blue eyes, doll like, white skin
what do Lucie and Mr. Lrry discuss
They discuss Dr. Manette (but he talked to her as if it was a client and not her father)
How does Lucie react to the conversation with Mr. Lorry
she faints
Description of Ms. Pross
wild woman with the bonnet and red hair
whay is the spilled wine foreshadowing
the aristocracy’s blood becuase of the revolution
why do you think Dicken’s repeats the word hunger so many times
to emphasize the starvation of the people and its the main reason of the revolution
what is significant about this quote “nothing was represented in a flourishing condition, save tools and weapons; but, the cutler’s knvies and axes were sharp and bright, the smith;s hammers were heavy, and the gunmaker’s stock was murderous”
there was no food but there are weapons: to kill the aristocracy with (not good)
what is “the birds, fine of song and feather” a metaphor for
the aristocracy
Description of Monsieur Defarge
wine keeper, built, brown hair
Description of Madame Defarge
stout, has a watchful eye but acts likes she sees nothing, always knitting, red hair
what is the made up name that the revolutionaries call each other so that they will not be found out
Jacques
where is Dr. Manette
with the defarges
why do you think defarge showed dr. manette to the revolutionaries
example of what the nobles (aristocracy) do to people
who is the shoemaker
Dr. Manette
Description of Dr. manette
can’t communicate with people anymore, pitiful, haggard eyes, white head, hopeless lost creature, short raggedy white beard, hollow face, exceedenly bright eyes
why does dr. manette say one hunred and five, north tower over and over
thats where he was locked up and the thinks that its his name
at first who does dr. manette mistake lucie for
his wife
why is chapter one of book three called in secret
because darnay is in secret (solitary confinement)
what does Charles Darnay realize about the situation in France
there was no hope of return until he was declared a good citizen in france
why is charles darnay stopped so much
becuase he’s wearing aristocracy clothing
why is being an emigrant a crime
emigrants were normally aristocracy