Beowulf: English Epic

Beowulf: English Epic

How can the reader tell that Beowulf is an epic poem?
The hero is described as someone greater than all other men.
Which is the best paraphrase of the following passage from Beowulf ?
So the living sorrow of Healfdane’s son / Simmered, bitter and fresh, and no wisdom / Or strength could break it: that agony hung / On king and people alike . . .
Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no power to overcome. It affected both him and his subjects.
A baseball player who swings his bat vehemently swings it with:
a powerful force.
A resolute man is:
determined.
In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom?
to help Hrothgar by destroying a monster
All of the following are elements of an epic poem except:
The involvement of the supernatural is never used in the story.
People who assail competition,
attack competition
A lavish kingdom is:
full of abundance
In Beowulf’s fight to the death with Grendel’s mother, the piece of his own equipment that saves his life is his —
woven mail shirt
At the end of the battle in Beowulf, the poet attributes Grendel’s defeat to
God’s power.
Beowulf slays Grendel in order to —
save Hrothgar and the Danes from the monster
What was unusual about the way Beowulf fought Grendel?
He fought with only his bare hands and no other weapons.
What does the alliteration in the following lines help most to emphasize? “But Higlac’s follower . . ./fastened those claws/In his fists till they cracked, clutched Grendel/Closer.”
the sounds of the battle
Beowulf’s deeds require tremendous
courage.
Beowulf’s preparation for battle against the fire dragon differs from his preparation for battle against Grendel in that Beowulf ________.
carries weapons
What last thoughts does Beowulf express as he is dying?
A desire for respect and pride in his ability to protect his people
Which of the following elements is shown to be most powerful in Beowulf’s world?
fire
Which of the following statements about Wiglaf is true?
He makes an eloquent speech about the virtues of loyalty and bravery.
When Beowulf realizes that the battle with the fire dragon will go against him, he
continues to fight
From which fact can the reader infer that Beowulf from Beowulf is honorable?
Beowulf refuses to use weapons because Grendel uses none.
In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom?
to help Hrothgar by destroying a monster