Beowulf Quotes About Grendel: Examples & Analysis


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In Beowulf, where does Grendel live?

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1. In Beowulf, what is one reason Grendel is upset with Hrothgar and his people?

2. In Beowulf, what kind of monster is Grendel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The epic poem Beowulf makes it very clear that Grendel is not someone you'd want to meet in a dark alley. In fact, unless you're Beowulf, he's not somebody you'd want to meet anywhere. This worksheet and quiz combination asks test questions about who and what Grendel is, where he comes from, and where he lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • Grendel's outlaw status
  • Why Grendel is angry with Hrothgar's people
  • Where Grendel makes his home

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Beowulf to describe what kind of monster Grendel is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Grendel to explain the significance of his status as an outlaw
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Grendel's Biblical ancestor

Additional Learning

Study Beowulf Quotes About Grendel: Examples & Analysis if you would like to learn more. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Define and explain the terms 'uncanny' and 'harrowing'
  • Explain who banished Grendel and others of his kind
  • Identify some of the other kinds of monsters who were banished