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Grade 12 Beowulf
Beowulf rules over the Keats as king for
  1. 10 years.
  2. 20 years.
  3. 40 years.
  4. 50 years.
Grade 12 Beowulf
The history of English is divided into three categories. What are they?
  1. Old English, Middle English, Modern English
  2. Ancient English, Proto-Germanic, Regular English
  3. French, Latin, Greek
  4. Contemporary English, Shakespearean English, Chaucerian English
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 12 Beowulf
Which of the following is an example of a kenning to describe Beowulf?
  1. Hell-forged hands
  2. The Almighty's Enemy
  3. That Mighty Protector of Men
  4. The mighty water witch
Grade 12 Beowulf
Which of the following is an example of a kenning used to describe Grendel?
  1. The Almighty
  2. Healfdane's Son
  3. The Mighty Protector of Men
  4. Hell's Captive
Grade 12 Beowulf
Which of the following is a kenning to describe Grendel's mother?
  1. The mighty water witch
  2. The graybeards
  3. Edgetho's Son
  4. The Geats' brave prince
Grade 12 Beowulf
Grade 12 Beowulf
What did archaeologists find at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia, England, in 1939?
  1. Ancient Roman ruins
  2. Evidence of a ship burial
  3. Beowulf's bones
  4. Evidence that Grendel truly existed
Grade 12 Beowulf
In the prologue to Beowulf (the opening lines) Scyld Scefing is described as "feasceaft funden." This means what?
  1. He was found as an orphan
  2. He was forgetful
  3. He was frightful
  4. He was freaky
Grade 12 Beowulf
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