Beowulf Synopsis

Beowulf Synopsis

Beowulf slays Grendel in order to
save Hrothgar and the Danes from the moster
Beowulf must battle Grendel with his bare hands because
Grendel had magically made all weapons useless against him
Which of the following statements about Wiglaf is true
He makes an eloquent speech about the virtues of loyalty and bravery
How does Beowulf die?
Unaided by most of the warriors, Beowulf is killed as he and Wiglaf fight the dragon
What last thought does Beowulf express as he is dying?
A desire for respect and pride in his ability to protect his people
The most important even in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats is the-
attack on the dragon
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
Beowulf tells Wiglaf that he wants his burned out funeral pure to be a-
reminder to his people of his greatness
How is the raid on Hrothgar’s hall shown differently in John Gardner‘s Grendel than in Beowulf?
the novel Grendel shows the action from the monster’s point of view
What aspect of Anglo-Saxon life discussed in “Life in 999” is also full in view in Beowulf?
The lord’s castle was viewed as a refuge from danger
Which of the following quotations from Beowulf does not contain alliteration?
“Then he addressed each dear companion”
The archetypal epic hero stands in relation to his or her community as the hero
who saves his or her people from possible danger
If you wanted to support the idea that Beowulf is an epic hero you might best note that he –
Embodies the ideal of Anglo-Saxon society
Which of the following quotations from Beowulf contains a kenning?
“And all at once the greedy-she wolf…”