Do You Know Beowulf?

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  • 1. 
    What point of view is the Beowulf epic told from? 
  • 2. 
    What is the central conflict of the story about in the epic?  How is the conflict changed for the movie version, and how does this change add (or take away from) the story as you see it.  Use a well developed paragraph citing evidence for your conclusions. 
  • 3. 
    Compare Beowulf with a modern hero (Iron Man, e.g.).  How are the two personalities similar/different, and how do they suit their respective storylines?
  • 4. 
    What point of view is the Beowulf epic told from? 
  • 5. 
    What is the central conflict of the story about in the epic?  How is the conflict changed for the movie version, and how does this change add (or take away from) the story as you see it.  Use a well developed paragraph citing evidence for your conclusions. 
  • 6. 
    Compare Beowulf with a modern hero (Iron Man, e.g.).  How are the two personalities similar/different, and how do they suit their respective storylines?
  • 7. 
    Where is Beowulf from?
    • A. 

      Geatland

    • B. 

      Herot

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      Chicago

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not true about Beowulf?
    • A. 

      He is the strongest warrior in the entire world

    • B. 

      He killed Grendel

    • C. 

      Beowulf is a perfect hero

    • D. 

      Beowulf was killed by Unferth

  • 9. 
    Who questions Beowulf's stories?
    • A. 

      King Hrothgar

    • B. 

      Unferth

    • C. 

      Grendel

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Why is the dragon in rage? 
    • A. 

      It is hungry

    • B. 

      It is angry Grendel died

    • C. 

      A golden cup is stolen from it

    • D. 

      It wasn't in rage

  • 11. 
    How did Hrothgar know of Beowulf?
    • A. 

      He had done a favor for his father

    • B. 

      The newspaper

    • C. 

      Beowulf was know as the strongest warrior

    • D. 

      Beowulf was his cousin

  • 12. 
    What weapon does Beowulf use to kill Grendel?
    • A. 

      A dagger

    • B. 

      A shield

    • C. 

      Unferth's Sword

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Who created the story of Beowulf?
    • A. 

      Christians

    • B. 

      Anglo-Saxons

    • C. 

      Caesar

    • D. 

      Beowulf

  • 14. 
    Beowulf sinks to the bottom of a lake and is carried by a female demon to
    • A. 

      His death.

    • B. 

      A battle hall.

    • C. 

      An underwater kingdom

    • D. 

      The Mead Hall

  • 15. 
    The dragon lives in a
    • A. 

      Swamp

    • B. 

      Huge stone tower

    • C. 

      Cave

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 16. 
    The jeweled cup brings peace to a slave but stirs up the anger of the
    • A. 

      Dragon

    • B. 

      King

    • C. 

      People

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 17. 
    Beowulf brings Hrothgar
    • A. 

      Armor

    • B. 

      Hilt of the giant's jeweled sword

    • C. 

      Money from the monster's lair

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 18. 
    Grendel and the other giants are descendants of
    • A. 

      Cain

    • B. 

      Jezebel

    • C. 

      Adam

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 19. 
    Grendel cannot touch Hrothgar's throne because it is
    • A. 

      Magic

    • B. 

      Too bright

    • C. 

      Is guarded heavily

    • D. 

      Protected by God

  • 20. 
    Hrothgar warns Beowulf to choose happiness and to push away
    • A. 

      Greed

    • B. 

      Envy

    • C. 

      Pride

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 21. 
    Beowulf becomes melancholy over
    • A. 

      His lack of loyal followers

    • B. 

      His lack of an heir

    • C. 

      The threat of the dragon

    • D. 

      Getting older

  • 22. 
    Wiglaf sends a messenger to
    • A. 

      Proclaim himself king

    • B. 

      Tell of the deaths of Beowulf and the dragon

    • C. 

      Tell of Beowulf's triumph over Grendel

    • D. 

      Tell of Beowulf's defeat over Grendel's mother

  • 23. 
    Beowulf is mortally wounded by the
    • A. 

      Dragon's flames

    • B. 

      Dragon's mother

    • C. 

      Dragon's poisonous fangs

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 24. 
    Before Beowulf dies he asks Wiglaf to
    • A. 

      See that Beowulf's eldest son assumes the throne

    • B. 

      Take the throne himself

    • C. 

      See that Hrothgar's son be summoned.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 25. 
    In honor of Beowulf's memory
    • A. 

      A statue is made

    • B. 

      Mead hall is built

    • C. 

      Tower is raised

    • D. 

      Option 4

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