Beowulf Plot Quiz

Beowulf Plot Quiz

Created by katwood001

The epic poem Beowulf inspired the heroic journey story.  How well do you know the story of Beowulf?

  • Question 1

    What does Unferth do to show that he supports Beowulf?

  • Question 2

    What promise does Beowulf make as he takes leave of Hrothgar and the Danes?

  • Question 3

    Why is the dragon burning down the homes of the Geats?

  • Question 4

    Who or what is Heorot?

  • Question 5

    Why does Grendle attack Heorot?

  • Question 6

    How long did Heorot remain empty?

  • Question 7

    Why are the Geats weapons useless when the soldiers try to help Beowulf?

  • Question 8

    Where are Beowulf's followers when he is losing the battle with the dragon?

  • Question 9

    Why doesn't Beowulf fight Grendle's Mother when she comes to seek revenge?

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