Sample short answer passages for the midterm


Identify and explain the significance of the passage in 2-4 sentences.

  1. In hope of pastimes new
    I have come where none can spy;
    Instruct me a little, do,
    While my husband is not nearby.

  2. Are you the Beowulf who took on Breca
    in a swimming match on the open sea,
    risking the water just to prove that you could win?