Kennings In Beowulf

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Kennings In Beowulf

Kennings are names given to object in Norse poetry. In the series Beowulf there is countless Kenning for different objects. How conversant are you with them? Take up this quiz and see if you will earn the title of “Hero of the Internet" after defeating this Beowulf kennings quiz. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a kenning?
    • A. 

      A name of an object

    • B. 

      The object itself

    • C. 

      A name to replace the existing name of an object

  • 2. 
    Which of the following could be considered a kenning for the word: Dog
    • A. 

      Dog

    • B. 

      Furry friend

    • C. 

      Producer of drool

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT true about kennings?
    • A. 

      A kenning can be considered an adjective

    • B. 

      A kenning is a noun

    • C. 

      Kennings are not adjectives

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a kenning?
    • A. 

      Watcher of night

    • B. 

      Ray of hope

    • C. 

      Vibrant painting

    • D. 

      Forbidden nectar

  • 5. 
    In the epic poem Beowulf, which of the following is considered a kenning for Grendel?
    • A. 

      Demonic runt

    • B. 

      Bone crusher

    • C. 

      The devil

  • 6. 
    In Beowulf, which of the following kennings are used to describe the epic hero?
    • A. 

      Mighty protector of men

    • B. 

      Hero of the north

    • C. 

      Beowulf

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is used in Beowulf as kenning for a sword?
    • A. 

      Light of battle

    • B. 

      Striker of men

    • C. 

      There is no kenning for sword

  • 8. 
    Why are kennings used?
    • A. 

      To add poetic merit and value to rhetoric

    • B. 

      To confuse the reader

    • C. 

      To enhance the authenticity of the work

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