Beowulf Epic: Part I

Beowulf Epic: Part I

The comment, “So gold can easily Triumph, defeat the strongest of men, No matter how deep it is hidden,” implies that lust for gold

a.
makes men strong.
c.
is the hidden motivation at the heart of all actions.
b.
is ultimately destructive for all men.
d.
motivates men to accomplish what they otherwise would never attempt.

b

If you wanted to support the idea that Beowulf is an epic hero, you might best note that he —

a.
displays intense pride in his country
b.
becomes more humble over time
c.
loves nature and abhors civilization
d.
embodies the ideal of Anglo-Saxon society

d

All of the following are elements of an epic poem except:

a.
The hero is a great leader beloved by his people.
b.
The hero overcomes impossible feats in a quest for honor.
c.
The involvement of the supernatural is never used in the story.
d.
The story is told using emotional, strong language.

c

Who is the most infallible out of the people below?

a.
Superman
c.
Ulysses S. Grant
b.
Adolf Hitler

a

A resolute man is:

a.
determined.
c.
cautious.
b.
shy.

a

In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom?

a.
to bring home treasures from that rich kingdom
b.
to help Hrothgar by destroying a monster
c.
to win glory by slaying a fire-breathing dragon
d.
to take over Higlac’s throne

b

A baseball player who swings his bat vehemently swings it with:

a.
concentration.
c.
a powerful force.
b.
a weak force.

c
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 . . .a.
Hrothgar felt a strong and unending sorrow that he had no power to overcome. It affected both him and his subjects.
b.
The king was in agony and out of his mind because of what his people had done to him.
c.
Grendel was furious at the Danes and so he inflicted great pain on the king and his people.
d.
Hrothgar felt an endless sorrow he couldn’t get rid of.
a

Someone who is extolled is:

a.
deported.
c.
praised highly.
b.
angry.

c

How can the reader tell that Beowulf is an epic poem?

a.
It takes place a long time ago.
b.
The story involves warriors and battles.
c.
The hero is described as someone greater than all other men.
d.
The people in the story are called Geats and Danes.

c