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Beowulf: Summary and Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. According to an analysis of Beowulf, what does the thanes' desertion of their king during the battle with the dragon mean?

Question 2 2. Why does Grendel attack the mead hall in Beowulf?

Question 3 3. In Beowulf, how does Hrothgar react to Beowulf's response to Unferth?

Question 4 4. Why does the dragon begin its attacks on Geatland?

Question 5 5. Why is Hrothgar perhaps not a great king in Beowulf?

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Question 6 6. In Beowulf, what detail has Hrothgar forgotten to mention to Beowulf?

Question 7 7. How is Beowulf different in the battle with the dragon than he was in the battles before?

Question 8 8. According to the analysis, what does the thanes' desertion of Beowulf portend for the future?

Question 9 9. Why does Grendel's mother attack Herot in Beowulf?

Question 10 10. What happens when Beowulf's sword melts and it is obvious he is over-matched?

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Question 11 11. After killing Grendel's mother, what does Beowulf do?

Question 12 12. In Beowulf, what does Grendel do to the thanes in Denmark?

Question 13 13. In Beowulf, why does the dragon begin its attacks on Geatland?

Question 14 14. In Beowulf, with what weapon does Beowulf finally manage to kill Grendel's mother?

Question 15 15. How is Beowulf's preparation different in this battle?

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Question 16 16. In epic poem Beowulf, which of the following things is true about Grendel's mother's lake?

Question 17 17. What happens when Beowulf needs help battling the dragon?

Question 18 18. What wound kills Beowulf?

Question 19 19. In Beowulf, why does Unferth believe Beowulf cannot defeat Grendel?

Question 20 20. What wound kills Beowulf?

Beowulf: Summary and Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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