Beowulf poem MCQ quiz: trivia! Have you had the chance to read this poem whose first writer is not yet known but has grown to be considered one of the most outstanding literary works? The poem tells the story of the Scandinavian prince Beowulf as he comes to Denmark. He slays monsters and even becomes kings over Hygelac`s lands. This Quiz will help you learn some more about the time as well as the story told by the poem.
Questions and Answers
Poetry which tells a story.
Why did Caesar go to Britain in 55 BC?
To learn how to write English
To go on a Viking raid
To check out the Anglo-Saxon women
To conquer the land and claim it for Rome
Caesar encountered many different groups of people in Britain. Which of the following is not a group he encountered?
Identify one thing the Romans did not introduce to the Britons.
How did Christianity spread throughout Britain?
The Gaels brought it
Missionaires spread it among the Picts and Angles
Establishments of monastaries peaked interest
All of the above
The Anglo-Saxons changed from earlier times to the ninth and tenths centuries. They changed in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
They were more civilized
They became less secure
They became more violent
They became more dominantly Christian
Someone who performs great acts of courage.
A direct comparison of two things.
Transmission of stories by word of mouth.
Celebrates the deeds of a hero.
Poetry that is centered around a theme.
Comparisons using like or as
Universal themes in Beowulf.
Built-in honor of Beowulf.
Fermented honey and water.
Beowulf's trophy for Hrothgar.
Higlac's and Beowulf's people.
Location of Beowulf's battle with Grendel's mother.
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.
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Questions: 15 | Attempts: 2543 | Last updated: Mar 20, 2022
Below is a video clip of the poem being read in its original language. What time and place is the setting for the poem?