Grendel in Beowulf Quiz

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.

  1. Of what is Grendel envious?

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  2. What havoc does Grendel bring to Hrothgar's kingdom?

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  3. From whom is Grendel descended?

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  4. True or False: Grendel attacks in broad daylight

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  5. What about Grendel makes him difficult to kill?

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