Beowulf- How Much Do You Know?

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  • 1. 
    Where is Beowulf from?
    • A. 

      Herot

    • B. 

      Denmark

    • C. 

      Geatland

    • D. 

      England

  • 2. 
    Who is Beowulf's father?
    • A. 

      Breca

    • B. 

      Ecgtheow

    • C. 

      Hrothgar

    • D. 

      Hygelac

  • 3. 
    Who rules Geatland at the beninning of the poem?
    • A. 

      Hygelac

    • B. 

      Beowulf

    • C. 

      Offa

    • D. 

      Grendel

  • 4. 
    What is a scop?
    • A. 

      A poet

    • B. 

      A weapon

    • C. 

      A ship

    • D. 

      A spy glass

  • 5. 
    Who are the Scyldings?
    • A. 

      Swamp monsters

    • B. 

      Enemies of the kingdom

    • C. 

      Hrothgar's warriors

    • D. 

      Servants

  • 6. 
    What is the name of Hrothgar's mead-hall?
    • A. 

      Herot

    • B. 

      Grain

    • C. 

      Halga

    • D. 

      Shield

  • 7. 
    The first night that Grendal attacked the mead-hall, Heorot, how many Scyldings did he kill?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Fifteen

    • C. 

      Twenty-two

    • D. 

      Thirty

  • 8. 
    What jealous character taunts Beowulf during the festivities in Herot?
    • A. 

      Offa

    • B. 

      Unferth

    • C. 

      Hrothgar

    • D. 

      Aeschere

  • 9. 
    In Herot, Beowulf relates the tale of how he defeated his childhood friend, Breca, in what kind of competition.
    • A. 

      A foot race

    • B. 

      A swimming race

    • C. 

      A wrestling match

    • D. 

      An eating competition

  • 10. 
    How does Beowulf kill Grendel?
    • A. 

      He runs his sword through Grendel's heart

    • B. 

      He doesn't because he runs away instead

    • C. 

      He buries an ax in Grendel's head

    • D. 

      He tears off Grendel's arm at the shoulder

  • 11. 
    What is Grendel's mother's name?
    • A. 

      Hygd

    • B. 

      Gretyl

    • C. 

      Erecca

    • D. 

      She is never mentioned

  • 12. 
    After Beowulf kills Grendel, his mother gets mad and seeks to avenge her son's death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Who lends Beowulf a sword to fight Grendel's mother?
    • A. 

      Hrothgar

    • B. 

      Hrothgar's son

    • C. 

      Unferth

    • D. 

      Unferth's daughter

  • 14. 
    What happened to the sword Beowulf used to kill Grendel's mother with?
    • A. 

      It melts, just like ice

    • B. 

      It bursts into flames

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Beowulf decides to keep it

  • 15. 
    How does Beowulf become King of the Geats?
    • A. 

      He takes the throne when Hygelac dies, because he was named as his heir

    • B. 

      He takes the throne when Hygelac's son dies

    • C. 

      He's never King of the Geats

    • D. 

      He overthrows Hygelac

  • 16. 
    Why did the dragon threaten Geatland?
    • A. 

      A party of adventurers tried to kill it

    • B. 

      A golden cup was stolen from its lair

    • C. 

      Beowulf ceased paying its annual tribute

    • D. 

      Its food supply was cut off

  • 17. 
    Beowulf's body was burned on a funeral pyre. What happened to his ashes?
    • A. 

      They were kept in an urn in the mead-hall

    • B. 

      They were scattered in a lake

    • C. 

      They were placed in the family crypt

    • D. 

      They were buried in a barrow on the headland of the coast

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