Beowulf Plot Quiz Quiz

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

  1. What does Unferth do to show that he supports Beowulf?

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

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

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

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

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  6. Who or what is Heorot?

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  7. How long did Heorot remain empty?

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  8. Why does Grendle attack Heorot?

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

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