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1

sheen; gloss; reflected light

lustre

2

deserted of people; abandoned

desolate

3

various; varied

manifold

4

never failing; certain

infallible

5

careless

heedless

6

a beautiful Danish sword that Hrothgar gives Beowulf to fight Grendel's mother

Hrunting

7

in Anglo-Saxon England, a man who held land granted by the king

thane

8

moving swiftly in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction

careering

9

wavelike motion

undulation

10

a fast-moving stream of water

torrent

11

"Foaming and gurgling, bubbling hot with blood." Gurgling and bubbling are examples of ___, the formation of word that imitates a sound.

onomatopoeia

12

To whom does Beowulf wish to give his treasure if he should die?

Hygelac

13

With what does Beowulf slay Grendel's mother?

a sword forged by giants

14

What trophy does Beowulf bring to the surface? And what in particular caused him to do this?

Grendel's head

15

What is Hrothgar's view on the origin of grief, which he expresses the morning after the attack by the she-monster?

Grief is heaven's decree

16

When the she-moster draws her knife and attempts to slay Beowulf, he survives for two reasons. What are they?

his mailcoat and God's wisdom

17

When the "rich feasting" beings in celebration of Beowulf's return, identify two things that are included in the celebration.

exchange of treasure; loud revelry of heroes

18

"Meanwhile the Prince,
Dragging the monster's head, dived upward.
Behind him a myriad bubbles in sparkling trail
Bejewelled his victorious path and, bursting,
Purged the water of poison." (p. 28)
This quote includes what important literary device(s)?

Central One Idea, setting, and imagery

19

Who does the minstrel sing of during the celebration this time?

Beowulf

20

What is Beowulf's understanding of Fate that he reveals before jumping in the lake to fight Grendel's mother?

Fate's ways are secret and final.