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Heroes Unit Study Guide

Heroes Unit Review

English 12A

Test Date: Tuesday, December 6


  • Grendel’s ancestry

  • King Hrothgar-king of ?

  • Who spoke ill of Beowulf?

  • How did Beowulf know about Grendel?

  • How does Beowulf kill Grendel?

  • Who does Beowulf attribute his defeat of Grendel to?

  • Name of mead hall? Who built it?

  • Who aided Beowulf when he needed it most?

  • Who gets credit for Beowulf’s victory over Grendel’s mother?

  • Attributes of an epic

  • How do you know Beowulf is honorable?

  • How do you know Grendel is intelligent?

  • Caesura/Kenning Examples

  • Example of reparation

  • How does Beowulf provide for his men in the event of his death?

  • Theme

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Summary of the first section

  • Supernatural occurrences

  • Characters

Morte D’Arthur

  • Theme

  • Treaty between Arthur and Mordred

  • Supernatural occurrences

  • Brief Summary

  • Epic battle characteristics

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