Beowulf & Canterbury Tales

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Beowulf & Canterbury Tales Unit W/Anglo-Saxon Language & History


 
  
Created Oct 28, 2008
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What are Kennings?
 
compound nouns, possessive or genitive
2
Literary Characteristics of Anglo-Saxon Epic poetry?
 
Alliteration, Caesura, Kennings, formal rigid pattern of word stresses
3
What is a stock epithet?
 
Adjective/phrase expressing some quality or attribute that is characteristic of a person/thing
4
Father of English history?
 
Bede
5
Witan
 
a council of elders
6
Anglo-Saxon word for fate
 
Wyrd
7
What type of poem is Beowulf?
 
Epic poem
8
Characteristics of Epic poems
 
long, lots of events, main heroic character, catastrophic events, serious themes
9
King of Danes?
 
Hrothgar
10
Who is Grendel descended from?
 
Cain
11
What are some of the special characters in Anglo-Saxon language?
 
Thorn, Eth & Ash
12
What is a grapheme?
 
a character in the alphabet
13
Phoneme
 
a sound in language, simplest element of language
14
digraph
 
a pair of letters representing a single sound
15
What is a wergild?
 
man-price
16
Grendel does not touch Hrothgar's throne b/c it is
 
protected by God
17
How many set out to Herot?
 
14
18
Who is Beowulf's father?
 
Edgethto
19
How does Beowulf fight Grendel?
 
With bare hands
20
Who is Hrothgar's queen?
 
Welthow
21
What is Beowulf's proof of defeating Grendel?
 
he had his arm
22
What two folklore are told?
 
Siegmund & Nermod
23
What is the final revenge inflicted on Grendel?
 
they cut off his head
24
What is stolen from the dragon?
 
A jeweled cup
25
How does the dragon take revenge on the town?
 
it attacks and burns homes
26
Who is the only geat that remained with Beowulf?
 
Wiglaf
27
What month does Canterbury Tales begin in?
 
April
28
How many people go on the pilgrimage?
 
29
29
Where do they begin their pilgrimage?
 
@ The Tabard
30
How many tales will each pilgrim tell?
 
4
31
What is the prize for best story?
 
supper, paid by all
32
Who is the 1st to tell a tale?
 
The Knight
33
Who tells the story about the rooster and hen?
 
The Nun's Priest
34
What is the rooster's name?
 
Chanticleer
35
How many hens are there?
 
7
36
Who is the hen that holds Chanticleer's heart?
 
Lady Pertelote
37
What style is the Nun's Priest's story told in?
 
Mock-Heroic style
38
What is an exemplum?
 
a longer anecdote with a sermon
39
What are some of the allusions Chanticleer makes?
 
Joseph, Lord Pharaoh, The Book of David
40
What are the four humors?
 
Yellow bile, black bile, phlegm, blood
41
too much blood
 
sanguine
42
too much yellow bile
 
choleric
43
too much phlegm
 
phlegmatic
44
too much black bile
 
melancholic
45
characteristics of sanguine
 
courageous, arrogant, loves to entertain, amorous
46
characteristics of choleric
 
doer, leader, easily tempered, passionate
47
characteristics of phlegmatic
 
calm, lazy, rational, observant
48
characteristics of melancholic
 
sleepless, irritable, perfectionist, creative


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