Trivia Questions Quiz: The Exeter Book And Beowulf!

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Trivia Questions Quiz: The Exeter Book And Beowulf!

The Exter book and Beowulf are excellent bools for someone who is into historical stories and is looking for a way to increase their grammatical knowledge. The two bools give us an idea of what some legends went through. The quiz below is designed to see just how much of it the stories you remember. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the Riddles in the Exeter Book are anonymous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The surviving # of Riddles is somwhere around this number.
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      50

  • 3. 
    Riddles deal only with Christian subject matter (i.e. like everything else in the period, they're only about Christian stuff).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    This style of this poem may suggest that the author had the riddles in mind.
    • A. 

      Dream of the Rood

    • B. 

      Caedmon's Hymn

    • C. 

      Wanderer

  • 5. 
    What is the first word in Beowulf? (I'm looking for the Old English word)
    • A. 

      Hwaet

    • B. 

      Haeleth

    • C. 

      Frumsceaft

  • 6. 
    What is the shelf-mark of the Beowulf manuscript?
    • A. 

      Cotton Vitellius A.15

    • B. 

      Cotton Nero A.10

    • C. 

      Cotton Caligula A.15

  • 7. 
    What is the first name of the legendary king at the opening of Beowulf? (just give me his first name, one word).
  • 8. 
    A good Anglo-Saxon king must have loyalty, but he must also pay for it with gold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In the context of the opening of Beowulf, being a 'wrecker of mead benches' is a good thing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The opening of Beowulf celebrates the lineage of this Danish King.
    • A. 

      Beowulf

    • B. 

      Hrothgar

    • C. 

      Hygelac