Grendel's Battle with Beowulf: Character & Summary


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Grendel and his mother are identified by the narrator of the poem as which of the following?

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1. How is Grendel finally killed in Beowulf?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT a motivation for Grendel's actions in Beowulf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Beowulf' is one of the most famous poems in English literature, and the battle between Grendel and Beowulf is an epic one in literary history. With this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be assessed on various characters and events from the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review the following:

  • The characters of Grendel and his mother
  • Grendel's death in 'Beowulf'
  • Victims of Grendel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on 'Beowful'
  • Making connections - ensure that you understand the characters of Grendel and his mother
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the motivations behind Grendel's actions 'Beowulf'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about deaths in 'Beowulf'

Additional Learning

Keen to learn more? You can review the accompanying lesson, Grendel's Battle with Beowulf: Character & Summary, which will cover the following objectives:

  • Learn about the various critical interpretations of Grendel's character
  • Know details of Grendel's defeat
  • Compare Grendel to contemporary villains