Beowulf Quiz

15 Questions  I  By Literaturegirl
The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.Take this short quiz over the plot of the epic poem.  See how much you can remember! Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum ...

  
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1.  Below is a video clip of the poem being read in its original language.  What time and place is the setting for the poem? 
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2.  At the begining of the poem, a great hall is described.  What is the name of the magnificent mead hall that is being terrorized nightly by an orge?
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3.  At the beginning of the poem, why does Beowulf go to the kingdom?
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4.  How does the poem begin?
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5.  When Beowulf first arrives in the kingdom, they sit in the mead-hall for a while,then the Danes retire to safer sleeping quarters, Beowulf and the Geats bed down in Heorot, fully aware that Grendel will visit them. He does.  What does he do?
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6.  Who is Grendel?
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7.  Grendel fights Beowulf.  How does the battle end?
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8.  Who is Beowulf?
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9.  Who is Hrothgar?
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10.  After Beowulf is king for a number of years, something shatters his peace.  What shatters Beowulf's peace?
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11.  What is the name of Beowulf's sword that he uses to fight the dragon?
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12.  Grendel fights Beowulf.  How does the battle end?
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13.  Beowulf later becomes king.  How long does he rule In relative peace?
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14.  Beowulf tries to take on the dragon alone, but he can't.  What warrior comes to his aid?
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15.  How does the poem end?
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