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2 Anglo-Saxons Beowulf Epic of Gilgamesh The IliadPotpourri

3 The Anglo-Saxons may have had a runic alphabet known as the:

4 Futhark

5 Who established the first standard language in England?

6 King Alfred

7 What family of languages was brought to England by the Anglo-Saxons?

8 West Germanic family

9 What language did the monks use to understand the English language?

10 Latin

11 Who began establishing standard spelling in English through the publication of the Bible?

12 King James

13 Why must Beowulf battle Grendel with his bare hands?

14 Grendel had magically made all weapons useless against him.

15 How does Beowulf die?

16 Unaided by most of the warriors, Beowulf is killed as he and Wiglaf fight the dragon.

17 In Beowulf’s fight to the death with Grendel’s mother, the piece of his own equipment that saves his life is…

18 shield

19 Why does Beowulf slay Grendel?

20 To save Hrothgar and the Danes from the monster.

21 What last thought does Beowulf express as he is dying?

22 A desire for respect and pride in his ability to protect his people.

23 Who is Gilgamesh?

24 A legendary Sumerian king and superhuman hero.

25 Who is Enkidu to Gilgamesh?

26 Best friend

27 The Epic of Gilgamesh comes from the ancient area known as ___.

28 Mesopotamia

29 Gilgamesh is king of ___.

30 Uruk

31 Who is the counterpart to Noah in the Epic of Gilgamesh?

32 Utnapishtim

33 Who is credited with writing the Iliad and the Odyssey?

34 Homer

35 What body of water separates the Greek peninsula from Asia Minor?

36 Aegean Sea

37 Hector asked Achilles to _____ if he died.

38 Return his body to his parents.

39 Who killed Achilles?

40 Paris

41 Achilles re-joined the war after:

42 Patroclus was killed and Hector wore Achilles’ armor.

43 What are the only two poems attributed to the Anglo-Saxons?

44 Caedmon’s Hymn and Dream of the Rood

45 What is the oldest piece of literature written in English?

46 Beowulf

47 What is the oldest piece of literature, period?

48 Epic of Gilgamesh

49 What is the most important event in Beowulf’s career as leader of the Geats?

50 Attack on the dragon.

51 Who is the ferryman who helps Gilgamesh?

52 Urshanabi


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