Beowulf Quiz: Ultimate MCQ Exam!

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Beowulf Quiz: Ultimate MCQ Exam!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why does the poet mention Scyld Scefing at the beginning of the poem?
    • A. 

      Scyld is the father of Hrothgar

    • B. 

      Scyld is the paragon of what it means to be an heroic king

    • C. 

      Because Scyld builds Heorot

    • D. 

      Scyld is a terrible king who eats his own people

  • 2. 
    Why does Grendel attack Heorot?
    • A. 

      Hrothgar is his father and he hates Hrothgar

    • B. 

      He hates the sound of joy and music

    • C. 

      He is very hungry and needs to eat the men

    • D. 

      Heorot attacked him first and killed his mother

  • 3. 
    Why can’t the men kill Grendel?
    • A. 

      They are scared

    • B. 

      They can’t find him

    • C. 

      Weapons do not harm Grendel

    • D. 

      Grendel wears a ring of invisibility

  • 4. 
    How long does Grendel attack Heorot?
    • A. 

      For a week

    • B. 

      For a year

    • C. 

      For twelve years

    • D. 

      For twenty-four years

  • 5. 
    From whence does Beowulf come?
    • A. 

      Sweden

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Geatland

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 6. 
    What does Beowulf boast he is going to do to Grendel?
    • A. 

      Chop him up with his sword

    • B. 

      Stab him with his spear

    • C. 

      Brain him with his ax

    • D. 

      Destroy him with his bare hands

  • 7. 
    What great deed (of his own) does Beowulf tell to Unferth?
    • A. 

      How he survived the swimming match with Breca

    • B. 

      How he killed a dragon

    • C. 

      How he fought against the Heathobards

    • D. 

      How he sailed over the ocean in his fast ship

  • 8. 
    What kind of hall is Heorot?
    • A. 

      A mead hall

    • B. 

      A fortress

    • C. 

      A training hall

    • D. 

      A palace for the king

  • 9. 
    What is the name of Hrothgar's wife?
    • A. 

      Higmund

    • B. 

      Hygelac

    • C. 

      Desdemona

    • D. 

      Wealtheow

  • 10. 
    Where is Heorot located?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      England

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 11. 
    Who built Heorot?
    • A. 

      Hrothgar

    • B. 

      Higmund

    • C. 

      Wealtheow

    • D. 

      Desdemona

  • 12. 
    To which Biblical character is Grendel compared?
    • A. 

      Cain

    • B. 

      Adam

    • C. 

      Enos

    • D. 

      Abraham

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