English Unit 1: The Anglo-Saxon Period: 449 – 1066 Flashcard Example #41381

Nobody understood her blithe response to her family’s misfortunes.
The jury watched the defendant’s face blanch as the charges were read.
become pale
The locals believed the castle was a pirate’s lair, where treasure might be stored.
c; hideout
e; sheath for a sword
b; handle of a sword
f; eager to please
a; eager to obtain and possess
Grendel easily killed thirty warriors during his first attack because his victims were
Which of these helps qualify Beowulf as an epic poem?
It is written in a lofty, serious style.
Which of these Anglo-Saxon values is most in evidence when the Geats sit by the lake as Beowulf does battle with Grendel’s mother?
Which of these explains why Beowulf removes the head of the already-dead Grendel?
It was an additional act of revenge.
Which of these describes Beowulf’s parting words as he leaves to battle the dragon?
Who is the protagonist in “The Battle with the Dragon?”
To whom does Beowulf give credit for the retrieval of treasure from the dragon’s tower?
In “The Seafarer,” who or what is said to issue threats of illness, age, and an enemy’s sword?
Which of these explains why the author of “The Wife’s Lament” is not allowed to pursue a different life?
She is a woman.
Which of these is true of “The Seafarer,” “The Wanderer,” and “The Wife’s Lament?”
All three describe the loneliness of exile.

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