How Much Do You Know About Grendel?

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Grendel Quizzes & Trivia

A short quiz to test your knowledge on the novel Grendel by John Gardener


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The number 12 is significant for all of the reasons except...
    • A. 

      12 zodiac signs

    • B. 

      12 months of the year

    • C. 

      12 chapters

    • D. 

      12 men arrive with Beowulf

    • E. 

      12 years that Grendel attacks the meadhall

  • 2. 
    Why does Grendel think men are the most dangerous creatures?
    • A. 

      They fight mechanically

    • B. 

      They are unpredictable

    • C. 

      They have weapons

    • D. 

      They can communicate

    • E. 

      They have a leader

  • 3. 
    As a kid, Grendel stayed out until....
    • A. 

      Dawn

    • B. 

      He got scared

    • C. 

      The firesnakes came

    • D. 

      His mother called for him

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    When Grendel gets stuck in the tree, the men think he is all of the following except...
    • A. 

      A fungus

    • B. 

      A spirit

    • C. 

      A pig-eater

    • D. 

      An animal

  • 5. 
    What (specifically) dies when the Shaper dies?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      History

    • C. 

      Music

    • D. 

      Poetry

  • 6. 
    What charm does the dragon put on Grendel?
    • A. 

      He makes him able to talk

    • B. 

      He makes him immortal

    • C. 

      He makes him unable to be hurt by weapons

    • D. 

      He makes him a human

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    According to Grendel, why does Grendel lose the battle against Beowulf?
    • A. 

      He slipped on apples

    • B. 

      Beowulf killed his mother

    • C. 

      Beowulf ripped his arm off

    • D. 

      He slipped on blood

  • 8. 
    Hygmod is king of the...
    • A. 

      Helmings

    • B. 

      Danes

    • C. 

      Geats

    • D. 

      Scyldings

  • 9. 
    In the meadhall, Wealtheow plays what role?
    • A. 

      Leader

    • B. 

      Entertainer

    • C. 

      Cook

    • D. 

      Peace-keeper

    • E. 

      Lover

  • 10. 
    Why does Wealtheow not sleep?
    • A. 

      She loves everyone

    • B. 

      She has lived and now understands life

    • C. 

      She misses her brother

    • D. 

      She is afraid of Grendel

    • E. 

      She doesn't like Hrothgar

  • 11. 
    When visited by Ork, who does Grendel pretend to be?
    • A. 

      The devil

    • B. 

      God

    • C. 

      The Destroyer

    • D. 

      Hrothgar

    • E. 

      Another priest

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