Beowulf - ENGLISH

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Lay

a short narrative poem focusing on one incident

Mead Hall

a large hall where the lord's thanes (and the lord) ate and slept / it was a place for giving gifts, entertainment, and royal festivities

mead

a drink similar to beer or ale, but made by fermenting honey instead of grain

wergild

a sum of "worth money" - the price of a man -

Denmark

In what country does the action of the story take place?

a boat

What is King Shild placed in when he dies?

a mead hall called herot

What does King Hrothgar decide to build which would "reach higher toward heaven than anything"

Grendel

what is the name of the monster?

Cain

what biblical character is the monster's ancestor?

30

how many of Hrothgar's men does the monster kill in just one night?

God

what protects Hrothgar from being attacked by the monster?

14

how many Geats in all does Beowulf choose to accompany him on his mission to aid Hrothgar?

His hands

with what weapon does Beowulf say he will battle the monster?

Mead

what is the name of the beverage Beowulf, Hrothgar, and all the thanes drink in such great quantity?

False

True or False???
Unferth, like Hrothgar, is pleased to see Beowulf and welcomes his assistance?

His brother

who does Beowulf say Unferth is guilty of murdering?

fire

the only thing the might Herot was not built to withstand was?

1

how many Geats does Grendel kill on his visit to Herot in Chapter 11?

Arm

What body part does Beowulf rip from Grendel's body

Rafters on the ceiling

where in Herot is Grendel's arm hung for display

Dragon

what mythical creature does the legendary Siegmund slay with a blow so savage "that is slit the creature through, pierces its flesh and pinned it to a wall"

saddle

in addition to the eight steeds with golden bridles, what important piece of riding equipment does Hrothgar give to Beowulf?

necklace

what does Queen Welthow give to Beowulf that was described being "the most beautiful known to man"

his mother

who decides to avenge the death of Grendel?

1

how many Danes does Grendel's mother actually kill?

they weren't there

why were no Geats slain in the assault to avenge the death of Grendel

the arm

what, other than human flesh, does the attacker take from Herot?

swamp

where does Grendel's avenger actually live?

Head

what body part of Esher does Grendel's mother leave on a cliff above water?

Sword

what does Unferth give to Beowulf prior to Beowulf's fight with Grendel's mother?

Sword

what weapon does Beowulf use to kill Grendel's mother?

Giants

who originally made the sword Beowulf uses to kill Grendel's mother?

Cut's it's head off

what does Beowulf do to the corpse of Grendel?

dissolves

what does Grendel's blood to do Beowulf's weapon

God

who does Beowulf tell Hrothgar is truly responsible for Beowulf's great victory

50 years

how long has Hrothgar been king of the Danes?

King of the Geats

who is Higlac?

Queen of the Geats

who is Higd?

Hrothgar

who is the son of Healfdane?

Higlac

who does Beowulf give virtually all of Hrothgar's presents to?

The necklace

what item of jewelry does Beowulf give to Higd?

False

True or False????
Beowulf was revered and honored by the Geats from the time of his birth

In battle

how is Herdred, King of the Geats killed?

Beowulf

who becomes king after Herdered is killed?

50 years

how many years does Beowulf rule for?

a cup

what specific item has been stolen from the dragon's hoard?

Hathcyn

what was the name of Hrethel's son that was tragically killed in a hunting accident

It get's burned and sword breaks

what specifically happens to Beowulf's shield and sword when he faces the dragon?

1 Or 0

how many Geats remain at the entrance to the dragon's lair awaiting the return of Beowulf?

neck

where does the dragon mortally wound Beowulf?

Wiglaf

who helps Beowulf defeat the dragon?

Dragon Treasure

what does Beowulf ask to see immediately prior to his death?

Burn it and put in the tower

what do the Geats do with Beowulf's corpse?

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