BERTA MHS Beowulf Test Review Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Danes
People attacked by Grendel?
horses, saddles, flag, mail, necklace, sword, helmet
Gifts given to Beowulf?
Herot
means heart, built to celebrate a war victory
Grendel's head
What did Beowulf bring back after he defeated Grendel's mother?
naegling
name of Beowulf's "special sword
hrunting
name of sword Unferth gave Bewoulf...it failed in battle
arrogant (conceited)
King Hrothgar warned Beowulf not to become too ???
Denmark
In what country does MOST of this epic's action take place?
When he fought the dragon.
When were the Geats disloyal to Beowulf?
Sweden
What is the country of the Geats?
Grendel
What did Beowulf fight with his bare hands? (never tried to use a weapon)
a slave/in trouble with his master (law)
Who stole from the dragon?
Attacked and burned Beowulf's village
What did the dragon do when he discovered his gold cup was missing?
unknown
Who wrote this epic?
bard
What is the term for a storyteller?
for glory and fame
Why did Beowulf do what he did? (fight sea monsters, dragons, Grendel, etc.)
12
For how many years did Grendel terrorize the Danes?
14
How many warriors did Beowulf take with him to fight Grendel?
50
How many years did Beowulf rule his country?
7 or 8
The epic was probably written in what centuries?
SwedenFor
In what country did Beowulf fight the dragon?
pyre
What is a funeral fire called? Built to burn Beowulf's body.
a mound
Beowulf wanted his ashes to be buried under a ? so passing sailors could see his grave.
mead hall
What is the term used for the place warriors ate, drank, slept, and socialized.
epithet
Grendel, fiend from hell... is an example of ?
epic
a long, narrative poem with a hero
Denmark
In what country did Beowulf fight Grendel and his mother?
30
On Grendel's first visit, he ate ? men!
God
Whom do both Hrothgar and Beowulf praise for giving Beowulf the strength to defeat the monsters?
Hrothgar should send his armor home to Sweden.
If Beowulf loses to Grendel, what are his instructions?
Grendel's shoulder,arm and steel claw
What does Beowulf display in the hall after he defeats Grendel?
steaming, boiling with blood, dark and wavy
Describe the lake into which Grendel went after he fought Beowulf.
They believe he will die and they will never see their home again.
What do Beowulf's men think are their chances against Beowulf?
prologue
What is the introduction to an epic called?
50 feet, coiled tail, fire
What does the dragon look like?
Grendel's mother
The mighty man eater is an epithet about ????
bard
a storyteller
300
For how many years had the dragon hoarded treasures in his cave?
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