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Beowulf's Battle with Grendel

Quiz by Laurie Donohoe

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  • Q1
    Grendel is described as reaching Herot
    Bearing God's hatred
    afraid of meeting Beowulf
    with the support of his mother
    accompanied by other monsters of the fen`
    30s
  • Q2
    Grendel movement is described as
    hesitant and shy
    quick and angry
    heavy and awkward
    slow and stubborn
    30s
  • Q3
    "But fate that night, intended Grendel to gnaw the broken bones of his last human supper" is an example of
    alliteration
    foreshadow
    kenning
    tone
    30s
  • Q4
    Why might Beowulf allow one of the soldiers to be ripped apart by Grendel?
    to give Grendel a false sense of power
    to create fear in the other soldiers
    to see if he can defeat him
    to punish the soldier
    30s
  • Q5
    All of the following reinforce the idea of Grendel being a force of evil EXCEPT
    eyes that gleamed in the darkness
    snarling and fierce
    strode quickly
    forever joyless
    30s
  • Q6
    The description of Grendel INFAMOUS furthers the idea that
    he was once a good person
    everybody knows who he is
    he is not well known
    he has a bad reputation
    30s
  • Q7
    The description of Grendel as the shepherd of evil is an example of
    foreshadow
    alliteration
    caesura
    kenning
    30s
  • Q8
    The battle with Grendel ends with Beowulf tearing off Grendel's arm and Grendel
    running to the fen to regrow his arm
    fighting and killing off more of Beowulf's men
    escaping to the fen to die
    dies in front of Beowulf in Herot
    30s
  • Q9
    "The water was bloody, steaming an boiling in horrible pounding waves,..." is an example of
    imagery
    foreshadow
    characterization
    kenning
    30s
  • Q10
    After the battle the story
    changed to make Hrothgar the hero against Grendel
    was forgotten by the Danes
    was changed to make Grendel look less like a monster
    was told over and over again
    30s

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