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Has to be done well. The list below are the readings that are covered on the test and that need to be read before completing the assignment.1.http://www.parklandsd.org/web/smith/files/2013/01/… The Seafarer2.https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50114/beowu… Beowulf
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Unit 1 Evaluation
Twelfth Grade English 1
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This evaluation will cover the lessons in this unit. It is open book, meaning you can use your
textbook, syllabus, and other course materials. You will need to understand, analyze, and apply the
information you have learned in order to answer the questions correctly. To submit the evaluation,
follow the directions in your online course.
Part A: Multiple-Choice
Select the best answer for each question.
_____
1. English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
2. A scop was a person who
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
denounced poetry as immoral.
denounced poetry as historically inaccurate.
knew nothing about poetry.
recited poetry and kept track of a tribeâ??s historical information.
3. â??The Seafarerâ? differs from Beowulf because
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
reflected oral poetry.
recorded historical facts only.
always used rhyming verse.
was never expressed orally.
â??The Seafarerâ? says that one must do no harm and be humble.
â??The Seafarerâ? is an epic tale of conquest.
Beowulf regrets that good can never triumph over evil.
Beowulf denounces warfare under any circumstances.
4. Why does the Seafarer enjoy the sea?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He feels a connection to God when sailing.
He is free from his responsibilities on land.
He can forget his lost love when he is at sea.
He wants to prove his loyalty to his lord by enduring hardship.
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5. According to lines 68â??71 of â??The Seafarer,â? what is the speakerâ??s view of death?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
People can triumph over death with determination and hard work.
Death is counterproductive to the will of God and Fate.
A force beyond human control decides matters of life and death.
Religious people do not die.
6. The fear that the speaker refers to in lines 41â??42 of â??The Seafarerâ? is an admission
that
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
7. Lines 1â??30 of â??The Seafarerâ? describe
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
the Seafarer hates being a sailor.
the Seafarer is cowardly.
the Seafarer lacks faith in a higher power.
a higher power is in control.
the harshness of life at sea.
a sailorâ??s conversion to Christianity.
memories of the past as a better time.
an attack by a legendary giant squid.
8. What is the reason, despite all the hardships he has suffered, that the speaker in â??The
Seafarer� continues to follow the life of the sea?
a.
b.
c.
d.
_____
He is trying to show he is not a coward.
He is restless and yearns to wander.
He is punishing himself for his sins.
He is looking for buried pirate treasure.
9. According to â??The Seafarer,â? what happens to earthly success?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Wealth and glory fade in a brief time.
God punishes injustices committed by the wealthy.
Fate rewards the righteous with wealth and glory.
Wealthy people have greater responsibility.
_____ 10. Which of the following best describes the speakerâ??s message at the end of â??The
Seafarer�?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Life at sea is both exhilarating and relaxing.
Gifts of gold for heaven will not redeem a sinful soul.
Those who walk with God shall be rewarded.
The earth no longer flourishes in glory.
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_____ 11. When reading Anglo-Saxon poetry, how does recognizing historical context help a
reader understand why certain things happen?
a. It gives the reader clues about the situation of the time in which the work was
written.
b. It helps readers restate in their own words what the poem says.
c. It requires readers to use a dictionary to find the meanings of complicated words.
d. It shows the reader how important correct spelling and grammar are.
_____ 12. Which element in â??The Seafarerâ? is most characteristic of lyric poetry?
a.
b.
c.
d.
mythical creatures like sea monsters
strong reliance on figurative language
intense personal emotion
narrative structure
_____ 13. The phrase â??summerâ??s sentinel,â? meaning a cuckoo, is an example of
a.
b.
c.
d.
a kenning.
a predicate.
assonance.
caesura.
_____ 14. In â??The Seafarer,â? the speaker finds comfort by
a.
b.
c.
d.
accepting that the material world will fade away.
losing faith in God and Fate.
retiring from life at sea.
realizing that earthly life is all that exists.
_____ 15. Who does Grendelâ??s mother kill to avenge the death of her son?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Beowulf
Hrothgarâ??s friend
Hrothgar
Wiglaf
_____ 16. When he says that God will decide the winner in the fight with Grendel, Beowulf
a.
b.
c.
d.
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expresses a wish to die.
means that he is tired of fighting.
shows that he respects Grendel.
reaffirms his righteousness by respecting Godâ??s will.
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_____ 17. How do you know that Beowulf is an honorable man?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He is willing to risk his life in order to earn fame by killing Grendel.
He is known as a follower and cousin of Higlac.
His father was the great Edgetho, a famous warrior.
He refuses to use a sword to fight Grendel because Grendel has none.
_____ 18. Why does Beowulf come to see Hrothgar?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He wants to help Hrothgar by killing Grendel.
He has been sent into exile by the king of Geatland.
He needs Hrothgarâ??s help against an enemy.
He comes to seek shelter in Hrothgarâ??s hall.
_____ 19. If you interpret Beowulf as a statement about corruption, with Grendel representing
organized crime and the mead hall representing society, you are accepting the poem
as a(n)
a.
b.
c.
d.
metaphor.
symbol.
allegory.
kenning.
_____ 20. After he becomes king of the Geats, Beowulf
a.
b.
c.
d.
continues to fight for what he believes is right.
becomes greedy and selfish.
lets younger warriors defend his kingdom.
loses his courage.
_____ 21. Read the following line from Beowulf and determine its meaning: â??The monsterâ??s /
Thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws . . .�
a.
b.
c.
d.
He is hungry.
He has intelligence.
He has sharp claws.
He is not trustworthy.
_____ 22. Why is it ironic that after his death the Geats build a tower to memorialize Beowulf?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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Beowulf requested that the tower be built.
The treasure is left in the tower.
Beowulfâ??s body has been cremated.
Most of the Geats had deserted him in battle.
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_____ 23. Read the following quotation from Beowulf and choose the best way to paraphrase the
bolded words: â??. . . they could hack at Grendel / From every side, trying to open / A
path for his evil soul, but their points / Could not hurt him . . . .�
a.
b.
c.
d.
to kill him
to drive him out of the hall
to turn his soul to God
to help him escape
_____ 24. Beowulf finally dies
a.
b.
c.
d.
after a fight with a dragon.
as the result of a spell cast by Grendelâ??s mother.
in a fight with Wiglaf.
after being stabbed in the back by one of his men.
_____ 25. What weapon does Beowulf use to kill Grendel?
a.
b.
c.
d.
his sword
his hands
a dagger
a lance
_____ 26. To what does the poet give credit for Beowulfâ??s victory over Grendelâ??s mother?
a.
b.
c.
d.
Godâ??s judgment
Beowulfâ??s kindness
good luck
Beowulfâ??s powerful grip
_____ 27. How do you know that Beowulf is an epic poem?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is a poem about terrible monsters and dragons.
It is a long poem that tells a story about a legendary hero.
It tells about real events and real people of long ago.
It was not written down at first but told by storytellers.
_____ 28. Why does Bede include a quotation from the Scots in A History of the English Church
and People?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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He is trying to flatter the Scots.
He wants to show how unreasonable the Scots were.
He wants to provide a complete account of the British Isles.
He has read the quotation in another work.
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_____ 29. Which statement best describes the Venerable Bede?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He claimed to have had mystic visions.
He encouraged laws against pagan practices.
He claimed to be the reincarnation of Saint John the Apostle.
He wrote many historical accounts from a Christian perspective.
_____ 30. Bede performed a valuable function because he
a.
b.
c.
d.
translated the works of the Greeks into Old English.
translated the Bible into rustic Latin.
protested the use of the vernacular.
generated a history of Britain for the world.
_____ 31. According to Bede, who settled on the north end of Britain?
a.
b.
c.
d.
the Scots
the Picts
the Britons
the Irish
_____ 32. Why does Bede go into such detail in A History of the English Church and People to
describe the kinds of shellfish found in Britain?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He knows his readers are interested in the fish of the seacoast.
He wants to show how varied and rich the waters of Britain are.
He wants readers to know the Britons are well nourished.
He is stressing the importance of the seacoast.
_____ 33. What kept Bede from being completely accurate in A History of the English
Church and People?
a.
b.
c.
d.
He sometimes accepted superstitions as facts.
He had no access to scholarly resources.
His main goal was flattering King Alfred.
He based his accounts on Norse mythology.
_____ 34. What does Bede feel most unifies the people of Britain in A History of the English
Church and People?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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their love of the land
their fear of the Picts
their desire for peace
their belief in and study of Godâ??s truth
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_____ 35. How does Irelandâ??s climate compare to Britainâ??s in A History of the English Church and
People?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is much colder.
It is much wetter.
It is more variable.
It is superior.
_____ 36. According to Bede, what is true of Ireland?
a.
b.
c.
d.
It is the largest island.
It gets lots of snow.
It does not have any snakes.
The climate is too warm.
_____ 37. Which idea from A History of the English Church and People is a fact, rather than a fantastical
belief or personal opinion?
a. Drinking water mixed with scrapings from Irish books treats snakebites.
b. The Orcades (Orkney Islands) are located off the north coast of Great Britain.
c. The climate in Ireland is â??superiorâ? to the climate in Britain.
d. Almost everything in Ireland is immune to poison.
_____ 38. What was a reason Bede had for writing A History of the English Church and People?
a.
b.
c.
d.
to compare Britain and Ireland
to identify the languages spoken
to describe the geography of Britain
to record the history of Britain
_____ 39. Considering the time in which he wrote, which source would probably have provided
Bede with the most reliable information that Britain had â??twenty-eight noble citiesâ??
a.
b.
c.
d.
personal experience
testimony from sailors
records from a monastic library
accounts in letters
_____ 40. Which of the following lends the most credibility to Bede?
a.
b.
c.
d.
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his use of historic sources and contact with learned individuals
his extensive travels throughout Eastern Europe and Asia
his desire for Scotland to declare independence from England
his fascination with alchemy and turning lead into gold
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Part B: True/False
Determine whether each statement is true or false.
_____ 41. Comitatus refers to the social structure of Anglo-Saxon society.
a. true
b. false
_____ 42. An elegy is a poem that laments hardships and mourns the loss of a better time.
a. true
b. false
_____ 43. An epic is a long poem with a larger-than-life hero.
a. true
b. false
_____ 44. Vernacular refers to a language spoken by common people.
a. true
b. false
_____ 45. Beowulf kills Grendel by ripping his arm out by the roots.
a. true
b. false
_____ 46. Grendel attacks Beowulf to avenge the death of Grendelâ??s mother.
a. true
b. false
_____ 47. The vowel sounds of Old English are very different from those of modern English.
a. true
b. false
_____ 48. The base language for English, German, French, and Spanish is Indo-European.
a. true
b. false
_____ 49. Anglo-Saxon poetry was an oral as well as a written art.
a. true
b. false
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_____ 50. Old English is a Germanic language.
a. true
b. false
Carefully check your answers on this evaluation and make any corrections you feel are
necessary. When you are satisfied that you have answered the questions to the best of your
ability, transfer your answers to an answer sheet. Please refer to the information sheet that
came with your course materials.
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