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Review for Beowulf. Chapters 1 – 10. Chapters 1-10. Who sent the baby Scyld Scefing ? Answer: The god Odin. Chapters 1-10. Who sent the baby Scyld Scefing ? Answer: The god Odin. Chapters 1-10. Who is Hrothgar ?

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Review for beowulf

Review for Beowulf

Chapters 1 – 10


Chapters 1 10

Chapters 1-10

  • Who sent the baby ScyldScefing?

    Answer: The god Odin


Chapters 1 101

Chapters 1-10

  • Who sent the baby ScyldScefing?

    Answer: The god Odin


Chapters 1 102

Chapters 1-10

  • Who is Hrothgar?

    Answer: King of the Danes who battles Grendel for many years. He is great-grandson to ScyldScefing.


Chapters 1 103

Chapters 1-10

  • What is Heorot?

    Answer: A great meeting place built by Hrothgar


Chapters 1 104

Chapters 1-10

  • Who is Wealhtheow?

    Answer: Queen of the Danes and wife of Hrothgar. She’s beautiful and clever.


Chapters 1 105

Chapters 1-10

  • On what special occasion did Grendel first attack?

    Answer: The celebration for the opening of Heorot.


Chapters 1 106

Chapters 1-10

  • What is the fen?

    Answer: A fen is a swamp-like land, home of the monsters.


Chapters 1 107

Chapters 1-10

  • How does Unferth show his true character in the story (two ways).

    Answer:

    *He challenges Beowulf and tries to embarrass him as he first arrives.

    *He scratches at his festering boil.

    *He kills Aeschere


Chapters 1 108

Chapters 1-10

  • What is Beowulf’s home country?

    Answer: Geatland


Chapters 1 109

Chapters 1-10

  • Tell one Christian reference found in the pagan story of Beowulf.

    Answer:

    *Grendel is the son of Cain from The Bible

    *Hrothgar crosses himself to ward off evil

    *Beowulf’s sword stuck in the ground looks like a cross


Chapters 1 1010

Chapters 1-10

  • How did Hrothgar survive an attack by Grendel?

    Answer: Wealtheow throws a burning brand down near him and the flaring light scares the monster away. She throws herself over his injured body to protect Hrothgar from the monster.


Chapters 1 1011

Chapters 1-10

  • Tell the adventure of Beowulf and Breca.

    Answer: Beowulf and Breca were boyhood friends who challenged each other to a swimming contest with their swords. They swam for 5 days until a storm separated them. Beowulf killed 9 sea monsters. Both boys survived.


Chapters 1 1012

Chapters 1-10

  • What surprises Hrothgar about Beowulf’s plan to defeat Grendel?

    Answer: He’s unarmed.


Chapters 1 1013

Chapters 1-10

  • Who is present the night Beowulf fights Grendel? Does anybody die?

    Answer: Beowulf, all his Geat warriors and Unferth are present. One Geat warrior gets eaten in the battle.


Chapters 1 1014

Chapters 1-10

  • How do the Danes show gratitude to Beowulf for the defeat of Grendel? (2 ways)

    Answer:

    *They hold a three day feast in his honor

    *They give him many valuable gifts (horses, a sword, a gold necklace)


Chapters 1 1015

Chapters 1-10

  • How does Beowulf kill her?

    Answer: He strangles her.


Chapters 1 1016

Chapters 1-10

  • How does Unferth die?

    Answer: His head was ripped off.


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