Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Heroic Poems
1. According to the author of the introduction to "Heroic Poems," what purpose do/did the heroic poems serve historically?
2. In what way were the histories and legends passed down during the Anglo-Saxon period?
3. What is the Germanic Code?
4. What purpose did the scop have in Anglo-Saxon history?
5. Why does the author of the introduction to "Heroic Poems" call "The Battle of Maldon" one of "the best battle poems in the English language"?
6. What two things is "The Battle...
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