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!

  1. Who or what is "Hrunting"?

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  2. How long does Beowulf rule?

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

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  4. The character Beowulf originates from where?

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

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  6. With whom did Beowulf have a swimming contest?

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

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  8. Who or what is killed before Beowulf himself dies?

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  9. How does Beowulf kill Grendel?

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  10. Which soldier does Grendel's mother kill?

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