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1

surrounded; encircled

wreathed

2

one of the eleven warriors with whom Beowulf chooses to fight the dragon - and the only one who stays loyal and courageous

Wiglaf

3

rich and extravagant

lavish

4

a large metal or pottery vessel for serving wine or mead

flagon

5

scolding; rebuking

chiding

6

a pile of wood or other material on which a corpse is burned as part of a funeral ceremony

pyre

7

tower-like reinforcement

turreted

8

an extensive fire

conflagration

9

moved in a slow, shuffling, awkward manner

shambled

10

the highest point or peak

summit

11

How long did Beowulf rule in Geatland?

50 years

12

Describe the dragon's dwelling place.

a burial mound fortified with ramparts

13

"Breathing out ruin, snorting hurricane" is an example of:

metaphor

14

What does Beowulf ask to be brought to him to feast his eyes upon before he dies?

a banquet of jewels

15

"Shame upon you!
Do your coward hearts knock at your ribs so loud
You cannot hear me?"
Who has coward hearts?

ten warriors

16

"All in its path, he bore down on the pygmy king."
This line contains an example of:

hyperbole

17

"Together they quenched the fire, together beat out his loathsome life."

anaphora

18

"Fierce love for his Lord
Flashed into rage, his words lashed like a whip:
'Fine requital, this, for his gifts in the mead hall!
To think he called you brave, the flower of warriors!
That you swore to protect him - what mockery
that was!"
This passage reveals the important Anglo-Saxon cultural principal of:

exchange

19

What set the dragon off on a fiery rampage?

A stranger stole a couple things.

20

What are two of the items hung on Beowulf's funeral pyre to honor him?

helmets and shield