Beowulf Characters & Setting Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Women were important in tribal societies because they _____.

Question 2 2. What does Beowulf give Hrothgar when he returns to Heorot?

Question 3 3. What is the purpose of all the names listed in Beowulf

Question 4 4. The monster who haunted Heorot was_____.

Question 5 5. What is the name of the first beast that Beowulf kills?

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Question 6 6. What is the outcome of the battle with the dragon?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is false?

Question 8 8. What is another name for the Geats?

Question 9 9. What is the defining feature of alliterative verse?

Question 10 10. Which character in the poem does Grendel NOT attempt to kill and devour?

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Question 11 11. Hrothgar was king of the _____, and Beowulf was a warrior of the _____.

Question 12 12. In the epic poem Beowulf, what happens after Beowulf defeats Grendel?

Question 13 13. Grendel and his mother are identified by the narrator of the poem as which of the following?

Question 14 14. What champion killed Grendel and Grendel's mother?

Question 15 15. Who is Wealhtheow's husband?

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Question 16 16. What is true about the monsters Beowulf faces in Beowulf?

Question 17 17. How does the epic poem Beowulf end?

Question 18 18. Why does Grendel begin his attacks on Heorot in Beowulf?

Question 19 19. Hrothgar was the king of the

Question 20 20. What is a caesura?

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Question 21 21. According to the poem Beowulf, how did Scyld Scefing arrive in Denmark?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is true about Grendel's attacks in Heorot?

Question 23 23. What is Beowulf's reason for not beating Breca in the swimming contest?

Question 24 24. Was Hygelac a real king?

Question 25 25. When used after a date, what do the initials C.E. stand for?

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Question 26 26. Why is Grendel considered by many critics and readers of Beowulf to be an interesting character?

Question 27 27. Who sought revenge after Grendel's death?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements is NOT a motivation for Grendel's actions in Beowulf?

Question 29 29. Queen Wealhtheow symbolizes her role as a peacekeeper by _____.

Question 30 30. Why does Grendel's Mother attack Beowulf?

Beowulf Characters & Setting Chapter Exam Instructions

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