Beowulf: World Literature

Beowulf: World Literature

In which language was beowulf written?
Old english
How can the reader tell that Beowulf is a legendary story?
The hero is described as someone greater than all other men
What time of day does Grendel hunt for men?
Night
How many men did Grendel kill on his first attack?
30
Before the arrival of Beowulf, what’s the only way the Danes can be safe from Grendel?
By hiding as far away from Grendel as possible
What’s the one place in Herot that Grendel can’t of will not attack?
The throne
The author of Beowulf most closely associates Grendel with
Darkness and evil
Why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to hrothgar’s kingdom
To help hrothgar by destroying a monster
Grendel was a descendant of the biblical character named Cain? t or f
True
Beowulf and his men are surprised that they don’t encounter any of hrothgars men until they enter the great hall
False
What’s a long narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a heroic figure?
Epic
“Big bad bobs barbecue” is an example of
alliteration
In which country is Herot In?
Herot
What change was taking place for Anglo-Saxons at the time of Beowulf was composed?
England was changing from a pagan to a Christian culture
What is the name of the hall
Herot
What does Grendel resent about hrothgar and his men?
They’re singing and praising god
Who is cain
Oldest son of Adam and Eve who murdered his son abel
What are the main ideas in the sentences in lines 34-40
Grendel quietly killed 30 men
Why do the Warriors leave Herot
Grendel attacks every night
How long was Herot empty
12 years
Define solace
Comfort, relief
Who was the kind of geats
Higlac
Judging from lines 109-122, what qualities were valued by Anglo-Saxons
1. Chose the bravest and best of the geats
2. Traveled with pride and filled nights with horror
How many men went to denmark
14
Why does Beowulf sail to denmark
He went to help the king
How does Beowulf arrange to do battle with grendel
He pretends to sleep unarmed in Herot
In which language was beowulf written?
Old english
How can the reader tell that Beowulf is a legendary story?
The hero is described as someone greater than all other men
What time of day does Grendel hunt for men?
Night
How many men did Grendel kill on his first attack?
30
Before the arrival of Beowulf, what’s the only way the Danes can be safe from Grendel?
By hiding as far away from Grendel as possible
What’s the one place in Herot that Grendel can’t of will not attack?
The throne
The author of Beowulf most closely associates Grendel with
Darkness and evil
Why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to hrothgar’s kingdom
To help hrothgar by destroying a monster
Grendel was a descendant of the biblical character named Cain? t or f
True
Beowulf and his men are surprised that they don’t encounter any of hrothgars men until they enter the great hall
False
What’s a long narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a heroic figure?
Epic
“Big bad bobs barbecue” is an example of
Alliteration
In which country is Herot In?
Herot
What change was taking place for Anglo-Saxons at the time of Beowulf was composed?
England was changing from a pagan to a Christian culture
What is the name of the hall
Herot
What does Grendel resent about hrothgar and his men?
They’re singing and praising god
Who is cain
Oldest son of Adam and Eve who murdered his son abel
What are the main ideas in the sentences in lines 34-40
Grendel quietly killed 30 men
Why do the Warriors leave Herot
Grendel attacks every night
How long was Herot empty
12 years
Define solace
Comfort, relief
Who was the kind of geats
Higlac
Judging from lines 109-122, what qualities were valued by Anglo-Saxons
1. Chose the bravest and best of the geats
2. Traveled with pride and filled nights with horror
How many men went to denmark
14
Why does Beowulf sail to denmark
He went to help the king
How does Beowulf arrange to do battle with grendel
He pretends to sleep unarmed in Herot
All of Beowulfs men stand at the gates of Herot to await the arrival of grendel? t or f
False
How many geats did Grendel kill before he is seized by Beowulf?
One
Beowulf kills Grendel with
His bare hands
The Danes know that Grendel is defeated when they see grendel’s
Arm
At the end of the battle, the poet attributes grendel’s defeat to
Gods power
What does this line mean, “the monsters thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws”
He has intelligence
Who does Grendels mother kill in response to the death of her son?
Hrothgars closest friend
What is the theme of beowulf
Valor or goodness will triumph
When used to describe Beowulf, the phrase, “noble protector of all seamen” is an example lf
A kenning
Grendels arm hanging in the banquet hall of the Danes might be described as
Reparation
When Beowulf requests that he alone “may purge all evil from this hall” what does he mean by ourge
Cleanse
Where does Grendels mother live
In an underwater lair