Beowulf Poem MCQ Quiz: Trivia!

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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
  • 1. 
    Why did Caesar go to Britain in 55 BC?
    • A. 

      To learn how to write English

    • B. 

      To go on a Viking raid

    • C. 

      To check out the Anglo-Saxon women

    • D. 

      To conquer the land and claim it for Rome

  • 2. 
    Caesar encountered many different groups of people in Britain. Which of the following is not a group he encountered?
    • A. 

      The Britons

    • B. 

      The Picts

    • C. 

      The Ghouls

    • D. 

      The Gaels

  • 3. 
    Identify one thing the Romans did not introduce to the Britons.
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 

      Written scholarship

    • E. 


  • 4. 
    How did Christianity spread throughout Britain?
    • A. 

      The Gaels brought it

    • B. 

      Missionaires spread it among the Picts and Angles

    • C. 

      Establishments of monastaries peaked interest

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Anglo-Saxons changed from earlier times to the ninth and tenths centuries. They changed in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      They were more civilized

    • B. 

      They became less secure

    • C. 

      They became more violent

    • D. 

      They became more dominantly Christian

  • 6. 
    Someone who performs great acts of courage.
  • 7. 
    A direct comparison of two things.
  • 8. 
    Medieval storyteller.
  • 9. 
    Transmission of stories by word of mouth.
  • 10. 
    Celebrates the deeds of a hero.
  • 11. 
    Poetry that is centered around a theme.
  • 12. 
    Poetry which tells a story.
  • 13. 
    Comparisons using like or as
  • 14. 
    Universal themes in Beowulf.
  • 15. 
    Literary exaggeration.
  • 16. 
    Chain armor.
  • 17. 
    Built-in honor of Beowulf.
  • 18. 
    Fermented honey and water.
  • 19. 
    Beowulf's trophy for Hrothgar.
  • 20. 
    Hrothgar's people.
  • 21. 
    Higlac's and Beowulf's people.
  • 22. 
    Location of Beowulf's battle with Grendel's mother.
  • 23. 
    Beowulf's father.
  • 24. 
    Killed by Grendel's mother.
  • 25. 
    Carried off from Herot by Grendel's mother.

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