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Beowulf

Quiz by Karen Harrell

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  • Q1
    Beowulf sails for Herot because he
    was commanded to do so by his king
    has heard of Hrothgar's trouble and want to help
    is betrothed to Hrothgar's daughter
    wants to take Hrothgar's throne from him
    20s
  • Q2
    Grendel never touches Hrothgar's throne because
    the throne has too many guards
    the throne is protected by God
    he prefers to eat Hrothgar's men
    he is afraid of Hrothgar's strength
    20s
  • Q3
    Hrothgar is the king of the
    Geats
    Danes
    Britoons
    Swedes
    20s
  • Q4
    The first thing Grendel does when he comes to Herot after Beowulf arrives is
    attack Beowulf
    flee in terror
    kill a geat
    threaten Hrothgar
    20s
  • Q5
    When Grendel feels Beowulf's strength wants to
    flee in terror
    have a battle of wits
    make a bargain
    kill him
    30s
  • Q6
    Who is Beowulf’s father?
    Healfdane
    Higlac
    Edgetho
    Hrothgar
    20s
  • Q7
    How many years does Grendel reign?
    15
    12
    5
    10
    30s
  • Q8
    From about when does the only existing Beowulf manuscript date?
    700 AD
    600 AD
    1000 AD
    unknown
    20s
  • Q9
    From whom is Grendel descended?
    Healfdane
    Satan
    Cain
    Edgetho
    30s
  • Q10
    Beowulf is
    Hrothgar's enemy
    a Geat
    Healfdane's son
    a Dane
    20s
  • Q11
    The story of Beowulf has an undertone of
    Religion
    Satan
    God
    Fate
    20s
  • Q12
    If Beowulf doesn't survive the battle Hrothgar should
    notify Hrethel
    send mail to Higlac
    nothing
    bury his body
    20s
  • Q13
    What measures do Hrothgar and his nobles resort to rid themselves of Grendel?
    sacrificing to "the old stone gods"
    sending for help
    drinking
    hiding in the castle
    20s
  • Q14
    How does Beowulf react when he hears of the plight of the Danes and Hrothgar?
    The people of Geatland convince Beowulf to go help.
    Selects the bravest of soldiers in Geatland and travels across the seas to help.
    Hrothgar begged Beowulf to come help his people.
    Beowulf wants to impress the Geats so he goes to help.
    20s
  • Q15
    What one request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar?
    Make sure to have an extravagant party when he kills Grendel.
    Allow him and his men alone to drive Grendel from Herot.
    Notify his king if he dies
    Nothing, if he dies Grendel will leave nothing of him.
    20s

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