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British Literature “Beowulf” Unit Exam Multiple Choice: Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.____1. Which of the following does notreflect the oral tradition of the epic Beowulf? a. Before it was written down, the story of Beowulfwas preserved for generations by word of mouth. b. Beowulfreflects the cultural tradition of telling stories in the mead-halls. c. When the thanes feasted, the King gave the best portion of meat to the bravest warrior. d. Scops memorized and recited the poetic verses of Beowulfas a form of entertainment.
____2. In Beowulf, why does Beowulf sail with his chosen companions to Hrothgar’s kingdom?
____3.Which of the following lines from Beowulfcontains an example of kenning?
____4.From which fact can the reader infer that the character Beowulf is honorable?
____5.What does this line from Beowulfmean? the monster’s thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws” a. He is hungry. c. He has sharp claws.
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b. He has intelligence. d. He is not trustworthy.
____6.In Beowulf, Wiglaf thinks he and his comrades should help Beowulf fight the dragon because

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