Grendel in Beowulf Quiz

Grendel in Beowulf Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

A monstrous descendant of the biblical Cain, the world's first murderer, Grendel bears his ancestor's curse; he is condemned to walk the Earth alone. Bothered by the merriment and light coming from Hrothgar's kingdom, Grendel regularly lays waste to the celebratory warriors until he is stopped by a force more powerful than himself. Be sure you understand one of literature's earliest villains by taking the quiz over the character of Grendel in Beowulf from eNotes.

  • Question 1

    Of what is Grendel envious?

  • Question 2

    What havoc does Grendel bring to Hrothgar's kingdom?

  • Question 3

    What about Grendel makes him difficult to kill?

  • Question 4

    True or False: Grendel attacks in broad daylight

  • Question 5

    From whom is Grendel descended?

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