Eng 325 Quiz 4

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Eng 325 Quiz 4

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  • 1. 
    When the Beowulf-poet says, Grendel refuses to "pay the death price," what is he referring to? (one answer)
    • A. 

      Wergild

    • B. 

      Revenge

    • C. 

      Hrothgar

    • D. 

      Heorot

  • 2. 
    Grendel is the descendent of this biblical character (one word, a name).
  • 3. 
    Who is the first of the Danes to recognize Beowulf for what he is?
    • A. 

      "The watchman on the wall, the Shieldings' lookout"

    • B. 

      Hrothgar, protector of the Shieldings

    • C. 

      Hygelac, Beowulf's king

    • D. 

      Unferth, drunken meadhall warrior

  • 4. 
    Hrothgar once helped Beowulf's father, and that, in part, is why Beowulf helps him.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Grendel's abode, his mere, is very much a vision of hell on earth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    This king "brought little joy to the Danish people, only death and destruction." (one word, his name)
  • 7. 
    This section of Beowulf tells the origin of the dragon's treasure.
    • A. 

      Lament of the Last Warrior

    • B. 

      Lament of the Last Survivor

    • C. 

      Lament of the Last Hero

    • D. 

      Lament of the Last Fighter

  • 8. 
    What is the name of the sword that fails Beowulf in the dragon-fight?
    • A. 

      Eotung

    • B. 

      Naeling

    • C. 

      Hrunting

  • 9. 
    Wiglaf is a member of this group.
    • A. 

      Geoguth

    • B. 

      Duguth

    • C. 

      Hereguth

  • 10. 
    Beowulf's people live to enjoy the dragon's treasure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False