Beowulf Review
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Beowulf Review

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DRA 126Beowulf Review Sheet 1. Though the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, stands at the beginning of English literature, the hero is Scandinavian and represents the spirit of the ___. Vikings 2. The scene of Beowulf is the region around the Baltic Sea. What is the conjectured time of the plot? 6th century 3. What is the conjectured date of composition in the oral tradition? Not earlier than 8th century 4. What is the...

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126Beowulf DRA Review Sheet 1. Though the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, stands at the beginning of English literature, the hero is Scandinavian and represents the spirit of the ___. Vikings 2. The scene of Beowulf is the region around the Baltic Sea. What is the conjectured time of the plot? 6th century 3. What is the conjectured date of composition in the oral tradition? Not earlier than 8th century 4. What is the conjectured date of preservation in manuscript? unknown, sometime between the 8th and 11th century 5. In Kevin Crossley-Hollands version of Beowulf , ___ is the stranger who tells the story of heroes, of monsters, and of Denmark? Gangleri in your tongue Wanderer 6. What is the real identity of this one-eyed stranger? Odin 7. ___ was King of the Geats (Sweden). Hygelac 8. Beowulf was the Geatish kings __. Nephew 9. ___ was the King of Denmark. Hrothgar 10. ___ was the King of Denmarks wife and queen. Wealhtheow 11. ___ was the name of the Danish mead hall? Heorot 12. ___ was the Dane who heckled Beowulf? Unferth 13. ___ had once challenged Beowulf a to swimming match. Breca 14. ___ was the Danish monster that terrorized the kingdom for twelve years and that Beowulf kills. Grendel 15. ___, a member of Beowulfs comitatus, or war band, is killed by this monster? Leofric 16. ___, a dear old friend and battle companion of Hrothgar, is killed by the monsters mother. Aschere 17. What was the name of Unferths (Danish) sword? Hrunting 18. What was the name of Beowulfs (Geatish) sword? Naegling 19. At Eagleness, a run-away slave awakened a fire dragon by _____. Robbing his treasure 20. ___ was Beowulfs loyal retainer who helped slay the fire dragon. Wiglaf 21. Beowulfs ashes were buried at a place named ___, which became a beacon for seafarers. Beowulfs Barrow 22. What was the term for an Anglo-Saxon storyteller? scop 23. Translate the term wyrd. Fate 24. Anglo-Saxon poetry uses ____ instead of rhyme; that is, beginning sounds of accented syllables are repeated. alliteration 25. Another convention of Anglo-Saxon poetry is ___ -- metaphorical terms, such as the ring-giver, meaning a king. Kennings

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