Hrothgar: Character & Sermon


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What champion killed Grendel and Grendel's mother?

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1. Hrothgar advised Beowulf to:

2. Hrothgar was king of the _____, and Beowulf was a warrior of the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess what you know about a major character in the story of Beowulf. You will be quizzed on this character's title and the important things he says to Beowulf.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Who killed Grendel and his mother
  • The advice Hrothgar gives to Beowulf
  • Who Hrothgar is king of and who Beowulf is a warrior of
  • What Hrothgar tells Beowulf eventually happens to all men
  • The item that Beowulf gives to Hrothgar

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding who Hrothgar is and his significance in the story of Beowulf
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the story in this poem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main points of Hrothgar's sermon to Beowulf

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character, review the accompanying lesson called Hrothgar: Character, Sermon & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a brief summarization of the action in Beowulf
  • Identify who Hrothgar is
  • Give some insight into Hrothgar's character
  • List the main points of Hrothgar's sermon