The Anglo-saxons

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The Anglo-saxons

A formative assessment over the Anglo Saxons


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Two authors of the Anglo Saxon period are the following:
    • A. 

      The Venerable Bede

    • B. 

      King Arthur

    • C. 

      Alfred the Great

    • D. 

      Homer

  • 2. 
    Epic poetry had the following characteristics:
    • A. 

      Humble hero

    • B. 

      Elevated, dignified language

    • C. 

      Long narrative

    • D. 

      Supernatural elements

    • E. 

      Themes of good versus evil

  • 3. 
    The epic hero had the following characteristics:
    • A. 

      He would be considered perfect according to today's standards

    • B. 

      He would be modest in telling his accomplishments

    • C. 

      He would be flawless when judged according to his own culture

    • D. 

      He would be generous and loyal

    • E. 

      He would be a larger-than-life character

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      They were memorized and retold by scops.

    • B. 

      They were preserved in time capsules.

    • C. 

      They were printed on using crude printing blocks

    • D. 

      They were hand-written by monks

  • 5. 
    What was the evidence that Beowulf had defeated Grendel?
    • A. 

      All Grendel's plunder was displayed in the banquet hall.

    • B. 

      Grendel's dead body was left in the banquet hall.

    • C. 

      Grendel's arm from the claws to the shoulder was hanging from the rafter.

    • D. 

      Grendel's head was the centerpiece on the great table.

  • 6. 
    Beowulf exhibited a complete faith in
    • A. 

      The will of God

    • B. 

      Fate

    • C. 

      The superiority of his weapons