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1

what was beowulf burned on top of

a funeral pyre

2

the warriors drank what

mead

3

what was the name of the great hall

herot

4

who built herot

hrothgar

5

grendel felt his ____ snap as beowulf ripped his arm out

sinews

6

what type of shield did beowulf have that was useless against the dragon

linden

7

the excerpt from Grendel contains a ____ which mocks "the lord is my shepherd"

pardoy

8

beowulf has the strength of thrity men" is an example of

hyperbole

9

what tribe is beowulf a part of

waegmudning

10

who is king of the danish people

hrothgar

11

grendel is a descendant of ___

cain

12

compound metaphorical word structure and exapel

kenning
whales-way

13

mournful song that is sung at beowulf's funeral

dirge

14

what part of th sword remained while beowulf was fighting grnedel

hilt

15

___ is a word whose connation differs today from its connotation in beowulf's time

audacious

16

lyric poem that was written from a very differnt and unexpected perspective

the wife's lament

17

bwoeulf wore ___ armor and had a ____ of ___ men who traveled with him to seek fame

mail
retinue
14

18

bewoufl is an ____ poem written in ______

epic
old english

19

beowulf's king____ precded him on the throne and ____ a brave warrior, succeedded him

hygelac
wiglaf

20

____ a warrior who at first mocked beowufl, later let him a sword ______ which he took with him to fight grendel's mother

unferth
hrunting

21

after hrunting fails him against grendel's mother, what does beowulf use

the giants' sword

22

the fusion ____ and ____ ideals probably stems from the fact that the first person who recorded _____ was a __---- who wrote it down in the ________ centruty

pagan
Christian
monk
8th

23

one theme deals ____ a belief that life is brief and that the consolation of death is _____ and ____

transitoriness
fame and glory

24

the seafarer is conidered to be an ____ because it laments death in genreal

elegy

25

grendel sees wings attached to beowulf, which is an ____

allusion

26

french words were introduced into the old english language in ______ after the evetn that brought this time period to an end, which was ______

1066
norman conquest

27

the literature book that contains the lyrics from this tim period is the ____

exeter book

28

two history books from this period

bede's history of the english perople
king alfred

29

a compound meatphorical adjective

epithet

30

transalor of of beowulf

seamus heaney