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Anglo-Saxons
Beowulf
Epic of
Gilgamesh
The Iliad
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The Anglo-Saxons may have had
a runic alphabet known as the:
Futhark
Who established the first
standard language in
England?
King Alfred
What family of languages
was brought to England by
the Anglo-Saxons?
West Germanic family
What language did the
monks use to understand
the English language?
Latin
Who began establishing
standard spelling in English
through the publication of the
Bible?
King James
Why must Beowulf battle
Grendel with his bare hands?
Grendel had magically
made all weapons useless
against him.
How does Beowulf die?
Unaided by most of the
warriors, Beowulf is killed
as he and Wiglaf fight the
dragon.
In Beowulf’s fight to the death
with Grendel’s mother, the
piece of his own equipment
that saves his life is…
shield
Why does Beowulf slay Grendel?
To save Hrothgar and the Danes
from the monster.
What last thought does
Beowulf express as he is
dying?
A desire for respect and
pride in his ability to
protect his people.
Who is Gilgamesh?
A legendary Sumerian king and
superhuman hero.
Who is Enkidu to Gilgamesh?
Best friend
The Epic of Gilgamesh comes
from the ancient area known as
___.
Mesopotamia
Gilgamesh is king of ___.
Uruk
Who is the counterpart to Noah
in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
Utnapishtim
Who is credited with writing the
Iliad and the Odyssey?
Homer
What body of water
separates the Greek
peninsula from Asia
Minor?
Aegean Sea
Hector asked Achilles to _____ if
he died.
Return his body to his parents.
Who killed Achilles?
Paris
Achilles re-joined the war after:
Patroclus was killed and Hector
wore Achilles’ armor.
What are the only two poems
attributed to the Anglo-Saxons?
Caedmon’s Hymn and Dream of
the Rood
What is the oldest piece of
literature written in English?
Beowulf
What is the oldest piece of
literature, period?
Epic of Gilgamesh
What is the most important event
in Beowulf’s career as leader of
the Geats?
Attack on the dragon.
Who is the ferryman who helps
Gilgamesh?
Urshanabi
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