Religion in Beowulf


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What was the relationship between Christianity and Paganism at the time Beowulf was created?

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1. Where was Beowulf written?

2. Which of the following scholarly theories about the presence of religion in Beowulf was chronologically earliest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our self-assessment quiz and printable worksheet are made up of multiple-choice questions related to religion in Beowulf. Questions ask you to relate this theme back to the events of the epic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following concepts:

  • Connection between Christianity and Paganism during the time Beowulf was written
  • Location where Beowulf was written
  • Earliest scholarly theory related to Beowulf
  • Supporting evidence that can be used to prove that Beowulf is primarily Pagan
  • Christian elements in Beowulf

Skills Practiced

Here are some of the skills you will use:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Beowulf lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of Christianity and Paganism to determine the religious undertones of Beowulf
  • Critical thinking - apply what you know about relevant concepts to determine which portion of the epic portrays the strongest Christian elements
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as Paganism and Christianity in Beowulf

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this topic by viewing our lesson Religion in Beowulf. Here are some of the topics you'll learn about:

  • Storytelling origins of Beowulf
  • Expansion of early Christianity
  • Christianity and Paganism interaction
  • Synthesized theory of religion in Beowulf