Beowulf Part 2: Summary & Analysis


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Why does Grendel's mother attack Herot in Beowulf?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to gauge your familiarity with what transpires in the second part of Beowulf. Topics include becoming more acquainted with Hrothgar and the character of Grendel's Mother, and how her actions serve to advance the progress of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Vital information Hrothgar has neglected to convey to Beowulf
  • Why Grendel's Mother attacks Heorot
  • How Beowulf slays Grendel's Mother
  • Details regarding the lake of Grendel's Mother
  • Beowulf's actions following the killing of Grendel's Mother

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the second part of Beowulf
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the significance of the actions of Grendel's Mother and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Part 2 of Beowulf

Additional Learning

To learn more about the second part of Beowulf, review the accompanying lesson entitled Beowulf Part 2: Summary & Analysis. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Comment on why Beowulf is being hailed as a hero and the evidence that testifies to his accomplishments
  • Explain what new occurrence terrifies the thanes and prompts them to turn to Beowulf once again
  • Describe the scene that awaits Beowulf and his men at the lake of Grendel's Mother
  • Relate details of the fight between Grendel's Mother and Beowulf and how he manages to kill her
  • Talk about the significance of Unferth giving his sword to Beowulf