Anglo-Saxon Values & Culture in Beowulf


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What is the Heroic Code in Beowulf?

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1. Which of these is an example of when the value of bravery was NOT followed in the epic poem Beowulf?

2. In the poem Beowulf, what was the punishment of the thanes who were not loyal to Beowulf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using our worksheet and quiz, you're going to be assessed on the Heroic Code, bravery, loyalty, and honor, as well as antagonists, in the epic poem Beowulf.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be precise, just know that the questions will be on:

  • The Heroic Code's definition
  • Examples of lacking bravery in Beowulf
  • The punishment of disloyalty
  • A king's obligation to his thanes
  • The creature who rampages due to a shortage of hospitality

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the story of Beowulf
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the reflection of society in literature in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Anglo-Saxon culture and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You have an opportunity to learn more about Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons with our associated lesson titled Anglo-Saxon Values & Culture in Beowulf. This lesson will cover:

  • The Heroic Code
  • The nine key Anglo-Saxon values
  • Women and the Heroic Code
  • Beowulf's reflection of Anglo-Saxon culture
  • The harmony of the nine key values