Beowulf Test Flashcard Example #51382

Art thou that Beowulf with Breca did struggle, On the wide sea-currents at swimming contended, Where to humor your pride the ocean ye tried, ‘Twas mere folly that actuated you both to risk your lives on the ocean. From vainest vaunting adventured your bodies In care of the waters? … In the water’s possession, Ye toiled for a seven-night; he at swimming outdid thee, In strength excelled thee. … The pledge that he made thee Breca outdid you entirely. The son of Beanstan hath soothly accomplished. Then I ween thou wilt find thee less fortunate issue, Much more will Grendel outdo you, if you vie with him in prowess.
Which of these words best describes Unferth’s tone?
A) vehement
B) insulting
C) ironic
D) casual
Insulting- Unferth is saying Beowulf lost to Becca in a swimming competition. DON’T listen to brainly
Which parts of this passage from Beowulf indicate that the poem is about war and glory?
(Im not 100% sure :/)
Glory through splendid achievements

How princes displayed then their prowess-in-battle

Waxed’ neath the welkin, world honor gained

What does the word trap refer to in this excerpt from Beowulf?
Pride
Read this passage from Beowulf.

then, saw the sage companions
who waited with Hrothgar, watching the flood,
that the tossing waters turbid grew,
blood-stained the mere. Old men together,
hoary-haired, of the hero spake;
the warrior would not, they weened, again,
proud of conquest, come to seek
their mighty master. To many it seemed
the wolf-of-the-waves had won his life.
The ninth hour came.

Which of these words best describes the effect this passage creates?

Suspense
In this excerpt from Beowulf, what do the underlined words imply about Shield Sheafson?

So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by
and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness.

. . .

There was Shield Sheafson, scourge of many tribes,

a wrecker of mead-benches, rampaging among foes.

. . .

A foundling to start with, he would flourish later on

. . .

In the end each clan on the outlying coasts
beyond the whale-road had to yield to him
and begin to pay tribute. That was one good king.

He was a fierce warrior
Which parts of this passage contain a biblical allusion?
On kin of Cain was the killing avenged…

from sight of men. Of cain awoke….

In the following lines from Beowulf, what literary technique has the poet used in the underlined words? To many it seemed the wolf-of-the-waves had won his life
Its either kenning or epithet… pretty sure its epithet
What is the main conflict in Beowulf
Good vs. Evil
Put events in order
Leaves for Daneland
Greeted by that King
Waits for Grendel
Tears off Grendel’s arm
Kills Grendel’s mom
Heads home
Goes to fight dragon
Complete the following sentences based on your reading of the passage.

In his speech to his companions, Wiglaf . Throughout this passage, Wiglaf is presented as .

urges them to remember their duty

model of loyalty

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