Beowulf Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Beowulf Overview Quiz

Who or what does Beowulf kill before Beowulf himself dies? Is it a. Grendel, b. Grendel's mother, c. a dragon, or d. Angelina Jolie? Test your knowledge of this mythic tale with eNotes' fun and comprehensive Beowulf Overview Quiz! Ten questions on the plot and characters of this ancient story are here to help you in your quest for better grades. Get started below!

  • Question 1

    Who or what is killed before Beowulf himself dies?

  • Question 2

    Which soldier does Grendel's mother kill?

  • Question 3

    How does Beowulf kill Grendel?

  • Question 4

    What character was owed a great favor by Beowulf’s father?

  • Question 5

    Who or what is "Hrunting"?

  • Question 6

    What does Hrothgar hope will end the feud with the Danes?

  • Question 7

    What is special about the hilt of the sword Beowulf uses in his fight against Grendel?

  • Question 8

    The character Beowulf originates from where?

  • Question 9

    How long does Beowulf rule?

  • Question 10

    With whom did Beowulf have a swimming contest?

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