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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

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Chapters 1-10
  • Who sent the baby ScyldScefing?

Answer: The god Odin

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Chapters 1-10
  • Who sent the baby ScyldScefing?

Answer: The god Odin

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Chapters 1-10
  • Who is Hrothgar?

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

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Chapters 1-10
  • What is Heorot?

Answer: A great meeting place built by Hrothgar

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Chapters 1-10
  • Who is Wealhtheow?

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

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Chapters 1-10
  • On what special occasion did Grendel first attack?

Answer: The celebration for the opening of Heorot.

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Chapters 1-10
  • What is the fen?

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

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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

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Chapters 1-10
  • What is Beowulf’s home country?

Answer: Geatland

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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

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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.

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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.

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Chapters 1-10
  • What surprises Hrothgar about Beowulf’s plan to defeat Grendel?

Answer: He’s unarmed.

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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.

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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)

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Chapters 1-10
  • How does Beowulf kill her?

Answer: He strangles her.

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Chapters 1-10
  • How does Unferth die?

Answer: His head was ripped off.

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