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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Beowulf enters Heorot, what two things does he present to Hrothgar?
2. What is Hrunting?
3. At what point does Beowulf decide to enter the lake to search for Grendel's mother?
4. What does Grendel's mother use to try to kill Beowulf?
5. Inside Grendel's mother's lair, what upholds the weight of the water?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The foes Beowulf faces represent three emotions that sometimes result in violence. What are those emotions? Which foe represents each of these emotions? How do they represent the emotion? What actions do they take and why?
Essay Topic 2
The Queen is mentioned only briefly in the story, yet her role is significant. What does the queen represent? Why is her role important to the story?
Essay Topic 3
Hrothgar serves to magnify Beowulf's heroism. In what ways does he do this? What are the aspects of his personality or the actions he takes that show the reader how truly heroic Beowulf is?
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