Good vs. Evil in Beowulf


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Why do Grendel's origins highlight his evilness in Beowulf?

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1. How does Grendel not fight in an honorable way in Beowulf?

2. In the epic poem Beowulf, what does Wiglaf's rushing into battle with the dragon show?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will highlight good and evil in the Beowulf epic. You will be tasked with questions on topics such as the wickedness of Grendel, Wiglaf's courage and the evolution of Beowulf's motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about the following:

  • Grendel's evil reflected in his history
  • Grendel's actions that reflect his lack of honor
  • What Wiglaf's willingness to fight the dragon represents
  • Beowulf's attitude in the fight with the dragon

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about good and evil in Beowulf
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Anglo-Saxon culture reflected in Beowulf and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the action's of the characters in Beowulf

Additional Learning

Discover more about good and evil in Beowulf with the related lesson called Good vs. Evil in Beowulf. This lesson aims to extend your knowledge of:

  • Fates of key characters
  • The battles with Grendel and his mother
  • The battle with the dragon
  • Good's triumph over evil