What Do You Know About Beowulf Story?

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If you are a fan of literature then you must have come across Beowulf. The Anglo Saxon poem offers the reader an opportunity to increase their literature knowledge and have a captivating read while at t. What do you know about Beowulf story? Take up the quiz below and find out.


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  • 1. 
    Kenning
    • A. 

      Saying less than one means, for effect; opposite of hyperbole

    • B. 

      The perspective from which a story is told

    • C. 

      An expression that contains contradictory terms

    • D. 

      A device employed in which the name of a thing is replaced by one of its functions or qualities

  • 2. 
    Alliteration
    • A. 

      A pause somewhere in the middle of a verse, often (but not always) marked by punctuation

    • B. 

      Bond of loyalty between warriors and their king

    • C. 

      Repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more words in a sentence or phrase

    • D. 

      The repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually close together in a group of words

  • 3. 
    A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as
    • A. 

      Caesura

    • B. 

      Kenning

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    The message about life or human nature that is inferred by the author in a literary work
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Connotation

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 5. 
    A pause somewhere in the middle of a verse, often (but not always) marked by punctuation
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Caesura

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 6. 
    Assonance
    • A. 

      Using your own words to restate what someone else said or wrote

    • B. 

      Introduces the characters, setting, and basic situation

    • C. 

      The repetition of similar vowel sounds, usually close together in a group of words

    • D. 

      Repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more words in a sentence or phrase

  • 7. 
    Achieved through description, thoughts, words, actions, and reactions of characters
    • A. 

      Characterization

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Dramatic irony

    • D. 

      Kenning

  • 8. 
    A long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    • A. 

      Short story

    • B. 

      Novel

    • C. 

      Novella

    • D. 

      Epic

  • 9. 
    Conflict
    • A. 

      Opposition between or among characters or forces in a literary work that spurs or motivates the action of a plot

    • B. 

      The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot.

    • C. 

      A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.

    • D. 

      The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

  • 10. 
    The use of hints and clues to suggest what will happen later in a plot
    • A. 

      Flashback

    • B. 

      Foreshadowing

    • C. 

      Point of view

    • D. 

      Narrator

  • 11. 
    A place of refuge or safety; a sacred place
    • A. 

      Dominion

    • B. 

      Communal

    • C. 

      Sanctuary

    • D. 

      Pilgrimige

  • 12. 
    One who has no permanent home
    • A. 

      Scop

    • B. 

      Wyrd

    • C. 

      Wergild

    • D. 

      Nomad

  • 13. 
    Thane
    • A. 

      An Anglo-Saxon nobleman of low rank who held land in return for military service to a lord

    • B. 

      One of the self-governing nations in the British Commonwealth; dominance or power through legal authority

    • C. 

      Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury

    • D. 

      A poet or minstrel in Anglo-Saxon England; a bard - keeper of oral tradition

  • 14. 
    A poet or minstrel in Anglo-Saxon England; a bard - keeper of oral tradition
    • A. 

      Thane

    • B. 

      Scop

    • C. 

      Wergild

    • D. 

      Mead-hall

  • 15. 
    To pay a price for killing someone, or accept the fact that the victim's relatives would seek revenge
    • A. 

      Feint

    • B. 

      Accoutrement

    • C. 

      Wyrd

    • D. 

      Wergild

  • 16. 
    Accoutrement
    • A. 

      Flexible body armor made of metal links or overlapping metal scales

    • B. 

      A deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense

    • C. 

      Accessory items of clothing or equipment; a soldier's outfit, usually not including arms or clothing; trappings

    • D. 

      Anglo-Saxon word for fate; one's fate in life

  • 17. 
    Anglo-Saxon word for fate; one's fate in life
    • A. 

      Wyrd

    • B. 

      Feint

    • C. 

      Accoutrement

    • D. 

      Thane

  • 18. 
    Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
    • A. 

      Reparation

    • B. 

      Accoutrement

    • C. 

      Reprisal

    • D. 

      Dominion

  • 19. 
    A cry of sorrow and grief
    • A. 

      Lament

    • B. 

      Solace

    • C. 

      Murky

    • D. 

      Nomad

  • 20. 
    To wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
    • A. 

      Reprisal

    • B. 

      Taut

    • C. 

      Wergild

    • D. 

      Brandish

  • 21. 
    Grendel is a descendent of
    • A. 

      Abel

    • B. 

      Cain

    • C. 

      Adam

    • D. 

      Eve

  • 22. 
    How many years did Grendel terrorize King Hrithgar's men?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      12

  • 23. 
    Who is Beowulf's uncle?
    • A. 

      Higlac

    • B. 

      Healfdane

    • C. 

      Hrethel

    • D. 

      Wulfgar

  • 24. 
    King Hrothgar is king of
    • A. 

      The Danes

    • B. 

      The Swedes

    • C. 

      The Norse

    • D. 

      The Romans

  • 25. 
    "How many times have my men, glowing/With courage drawn from too many cups..." is an example of
    • A. 

      Caesura

    • B. 

      Kenning

    • C. 

      Assonance

    • D. 

      Alliteration

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