Beowulf Quizzes & Trivia

"Fate often saves an undoomed man when his courage is firm." Are you ready to attack these quizzes? We have an array of quizzes on the Old English classic, "Beowulf". Recall the heroics of Beowulf as you take on this battle of wits. Who is the king of the Danes? Who is Grendel? What happened to Beowulf in the end? Do you have the answers?
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Assessment #1 for Beowulf consists of 12 multiple choice questions.

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 11731   |  Last updated: May 20, 2013
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    Why does the poet mention Scyld Scefing at the beginning of the poem?

If you have read the poem Beowulf then you for sure know that the plot starts to thicken when you start lines 104-622. Here Beowulf gets to meet the King Hrothgar and offer his assistance to their predicament. Take up the...

Questions: 28  |  Attempts: 1080   |  Last updated: Oct 29, 2018
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    Who is Hrothgar's father?

Kennings are names given to object in Norse poetry. In the series Beowulf there is countless Kenning for different objects. How conversant are you with them? Take up this quiz and see if you will earn the title of “Hero...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 449   |  Last updated: Aug 20, 2018
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    What is a kenning?

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.   Take this short quiz over the plot of the epic poem.  See...

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 2028   |  Last updated: May 21, 2018
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    Below is a video clip of the poem being read in its original language.  What time and place is the setting for the poem? 

Here you will be answering multiple choice, eassays and written response. Answer all written answers in complete sentences.

Questions: 23  |  Attempts: 1094   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    Who is Beowulfs uncle?

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Beowulf Questions & Answers

Why does the poet mention Scyld Scefing at the beginning of the poem?
Scyld is the paragon of what it means to be an heroic king
Why can’t the men kill Grendel?
Grendel casts a spell on their weapon which makes it useless to it against him. So to defeat him, they have to engage him in a hand in hand combat which unfortunately, none of them can withstand him except for Beowulf.. However, in the course of the
What great deed (of his own) does Beowulf tell to Unferth?
Beowulf tells about how he survived the swimming match with Breca, to Unferth. This scene occurs in the old and famous English epic poem called Beowulf. It is composed of around 3182 alternative lines. It can be considered as the oldest long poem tha
Can you give the plot of Beowulf?
Beowulf is about a group of people called the danes being terrorized by grendel who lives in the swampland. grendel swoops in during the night capturing and killing the danes. beowulf comes along and says he will defeat grendel. after beowulf kills g
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