How Is Beowulf an Epic Hero?


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How is Beowulf of noble birth in Beowulf?

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1. What is one example of the strength of Beowulf in Beowulf?

2. In Beowulf, how do we know that Beowulf is a hero for his countrymen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Beowulf, the character of Beowulf is considered an epic hero. This quiz will ask you about Beowulf's characteristics and how they support the traits of an epic hero.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Understand Beowulf's noble birth
  • Recognize an example of Beowulf's strength
  • Determine why the reader knows that Beowulf is a hero for his countrymen
  • Identify Grendel
  • Choose the epic hero characteristic that's supported by Beowulf's defeat of Grendel

Skills Practiced

You'll practice several skills, including:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the qualities of an epic hero
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Beowulf to answer questions about his noble birth and strength
  • Making connections - connect how the reader is able to know that Beowulf is a hero for his country

Additional Learning

How Is Beowulf an Epic Hero? is a related lesson that further explores the ways in which this character displays the traits of an epic hero. The lesson will help you:

  • Analyze quotes from the poem
  • Understand this epic hero's bravery
  • Learn about Beowulf's travels