Caedmon's Hymn: Summary & Themes


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Caedmon was a ________ by trade.

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1. The theme of Caedmon's Hymn is:

2. Caedmon was discouraged because he could not:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Caedmon's Hymn is one of the earliest surviving poems in Old English. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its significance as well as the history of its author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions on the following to pass this quiz:

  • Caedmon's life and trade
  • Theme of Caedmon's Hymn
  • What Caedmon could not do
  • Caedmon's visitation
  • What a hymn is

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the content of Caedmon's Hymn to determine its theme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Caedmon's life
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important terms, such as hymn

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Caedmon's Hymn: Summary & Themes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know who Caedmon was and learn details of his life
  • Know the story behind Caedmon's musical talent
  • Understand the theme of Caedmon's Hymn