Beowulf's Last Battle


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Why does the dragon begin its attacks on Geatland?

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

2. What wound kills Beowulf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Beowulf's epic hero cycle concludes as he faces the dragon who's been attacking Geatland. Test your understanding of his last battle with this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz will ask you how Beowulf's preparation differs in this battle and what occurs when his sword melts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The wound that kills Beowulf
  • The reason the dragon begins to attack Geatland
  • The thanes' desertion of Beowulf

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Beowulf's last battle
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the thanes' desertion and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Beowulf's preparation for the battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens when Beowulf's sword melts

Additional Learning

Learn more about this epic battle by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Beowulf's Last Battle. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review how Beowulf became king
  • Learn Beowulf's age at the time of the battle
  • Analyze the battle and its impact on Geatland