Beowulf: The Epic Poem! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Beowulf: The Epic Poem! Trivia Questions Quiz

Beowulf is an epic poem which consists of 3,182 alliterative lines, which is one of the most significant works of ancient English literature. The author of "Beowulf" is considered to be an anonymous Anglo- Saxon poet. The central character is a hero who possesses and proves his strength against supernatural demons and beasts. Take this quiz to understand the storyline, characters, and its relation to the concept of the HERO during this period. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does the Epic poem, Beowulf, take place?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Sweden

    • C. 

      Bretagne

    • D. 

      Ireland

    • E. 

      Scotland

  • 2. 
    Who is the father of Shield Sheafson?
    • A. 

      Beowulf

    • B. 

      Hrothgar

    • C. 

      Grendel

    • D. 

      Sheafson is an orphan.

  • 3. 
    How does Hrothgar know of Beowulf?
    • A. 

      Beowulf once proposed to his daughter.

    • B. 

      Hrothgar was friends with Beowulf’s father.

    • C. 

      Beowulf had gained a widespread reputation after slaying a dragon.

    • D. 

      He read about him on the Internet.

  • 4. 
    How long does Beowulf reign as king of the Geats?
    • A. 

      30 years

    • B. 

      40 years

    • C. 

      50 years

    • D. 

      60 years

  • 5. 
    How many men had Grendel killed in the opening chapter?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      30

  • 6. 
    What, according to Beowulf, is better than mourning a death?
    • A. 

      Celebrating a birth

    • B. 

      Avenging a death

    • C. 

      Drinking one’s sorrows away

    • D. 

      Making peace with one’s enemies

  • 7. 
    Who helps Beowulf against the dragon?
    • A. 

      Wulfgar

    • B. 

      Unferth

    • C. 

      Hrothgar

    • D. 

      Wiglaf

  • 8. 
    Who taunts Beowulf in Heorot?
    • A. 

      Unferth

    • B. 

      Hrothgar

    • C. 

      Wiglaf

    • D. 

      Wealhtheow

  • 9. 
    From whom is Grendel descended?
    • A. 

      Satan

    • B. 

      Cain

    • C. 

      Judas

    • D. 

      Ecgtheow

  • 10. 
    Who is the queen of the Geats?
    • A. 

      Wealhtheow

    • B. 

      Modthryth

    • C. 

      Unferth

    • D. 

      Hygd