The Emergent Period: The Anglo-Saxons English IV Honors Directions: Using the informational packet, fill in the missing information for each statement (the information is in order as it appears). 1. “English” today is owed to _________________, ________________, ______________, _________________, __________________, and ______________; they are ancient invaders and settlers. 2. The English created a political system of _____ _________ _________ _______ _______________. 3. This political system remains today a source of _______ and ___________ for many nations. 4. We in America would not be what we are today without _________________________. 5. English common law emphasized ____________________________ and __________________. 6. What two groups of invaders drove the old Britons and eventually settled Britain themselves? ___________________ & _________________ and _________________. 7. One of the most famous and heroic Celtic leaders was _______________. 8. Originally, Anglo-Saxon England was divided into several ________________________________ each with its own ______________. 9. England became a true nation against the invading ___________________ with the leadership of ____________________________. 10. While Alfred forced the Dans out of Wessex, his reign was the beginning of the shaky dominance of Wessex kings until they were overwhelmed by _____________________ in ______________. 11. The Anglo-Saxons were depicted as ______________________, but they were not. 12. The Anglo-Saxons were talented _______________, _________________, and _______________________. 13. In Anglo-Saxon England, _________________ was the order of the day. 14. Law and order were achieved by the _______________ in a family, clan, tribe, or kingdom. 15. ______________, ______________, and __________________ were achieved through loyalty to these leaders. 16. Success was measured by the _____________ received from the leader for showing _________________. 17. Beowulf gains _____________ by defeating monsters for ________________________. 18. _______________________ was basic for Anglo-Saxon life. 19. Anglo-Saxons lived in single-family homesteads that surrounded a communal court or ________________________________. 20. This arrangement created a _______________________________________, a close relationship between leader and followers that led to community discussions and rule by consensus. 21. The religion of the Anglo-Saxons developed from ________________. 22. The god of weather, particular _________________ and _______________ was known as __________________. 23. His sign was the ____________________ and the ________________________ that we call the swastika. 24. In what way t we still see his name today? ____________________ 25. The earth mother took on many forms for the Anglo-Saxons, influencing the female deity and focusing their concern on ______________ and ______________. 26. ____________, the god of death, poetry and magic could help humans communicate with _________________. 27. The Old English name for Odin was ______________, which is where we developed the name for __________________________. 28. Another mythological figure significant to the Anglo-Saxons was the _____________________ known to be the ____________________________________. 29. The Anglo-Saxons were more concerned with ethics such as _____________________, ________________________, __________________, than with the mystical aspects of reality. 30. The Anglo-Saxon communal hall was used for _________________, ______________________, and __________________________. 31. A main source of entertainment was storytelling provided by a skilled storyteller known as a __________________ or _________________. 32. To the Anglo-Saxons, creating poetry was as “manly” as __________________, ______________________, __________________, or ______________________. 33. Reciting their story to the accompaniment of a harp, they would _________________ a story about a _______________. 34. The _______________ figure was ideal to a people constantly under threat of annihilation by _________________, ___________________, or ________________________. 35. An element of hope was provided through ______________________ and ____________________________ in the death-shadowed world of the Anglo-Saxons. 36. The works from the older tradition were composed/written in _____________________. 37. The language of the church was ________________. 38. The repetition of four stressed syllables in the poem aided a storyteller’s ___________________. 39. Another outstanding feature of this poetry is its use of _________________, the repetition of consonant and vowel sounds. 40. The poet also used descriptive compound words or ____________________ to evoke vivid images. 41. The poetry of oral epic is a combination of _______________ and __________________ elements. 42. Beowulf was handed down, with changes and embellishments from one storyteller to another identified as ___________ ______________. 43. Beowulf was composed sometime between the years ____________ and _______________. 44. While the author of Beowulf is unknown, it is and assumed that he many have been a _________ given the Christian elements. 45. Beowulf is the typical hero story of ___________ versus ____________; the hero embodies the characteristics of a loyal warrior and the monster embodies the true elements of evil.