Revenge in Beowulf


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In Beowulf, why does Grendel seek revenge?

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1. Grendel's mother in Beowulf initiates her revenge in what way?

2. In Beowulf, why does the dragon seek revenge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This self-assessment quiz/worksheet is made up of multiple-choice questions related to the theme of revenge in Beowulf. You'll need to recall important details concerning Grendel, Grendel's mother, the dragon, and Beowulf's quests for revenge.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you can see if you remember:

  • Why Grendel wants revenge
  • The dragon's reason for seeking revenge
  • Why Beowulf fights the dragon
  • How Beowulf becomes involved in fighting Grendel's mother

Skills Practiced

You can practice these skills with our assessments:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Beowulf lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the reasoning behind Grendel and the dragon wanting revenge
  • Information recall - remember how Grendel's mother starts her revenge

Additional Learning

Our lesson, Revenge in Beowulf can help if you had some trouble with this quiz. The lesson is informative, engaging and fun and you'll learn:

  • Why Beowulf is a victim
  • Why Grendel despises humans, especially the Danes
  • What the epic says about a mother's anger
  • The results of revenge