Beowulf Beowulf in Beowulf Quiz

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Beowulf in Beowulf Quiz

Possessing superhuman strength, Beowulf is the world's fiercest warrior. Of royal lineage, Beowulf is the nephew of King Hygelac. The king of the Danes, Hrothgar, has appealed to King Hygelac for help in defeating a terrible monster terrorizing his lands. Beowulf is sent to defeat the evil monster, Grendel, bringing glory to both himself and his king. Be sure you understand one of literature's earliest heroes by taking the quiz over the character of Beowulf from eNotes.

  • Question 1

    For how many years does Beowulf rule Geatland?

  • Question 2

    What does Beowulf do to prove to the kingdom his victory over Grendel?

  • Question 3

    What does Beowulf say is the best thing a man can take into death?

  • Question 4

    What does Beowulf say hampered him in his competition against Breca?

  • Question 5

    True or False: Beowulf weighs all the pros and cons carefully before leaving to assist the Danes

  • Question 6

    What foe is the last challenge Beowulf faces?

  • Question 7

    True or False: Beowulf calls on the Christian god to help him before his battle against Grendel

  • Question 8

    In what athletic event does Unferth accuse Beowulf of acting cowardly?

  • Question 9

    What other family member of Grendel's does Beowulf kill?

  • Question 10

    Who remains loyal to Beowulf til the very end?

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