Scop in Beowulf


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What is the most important duty of a scop?

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1. In Beowulf, we learn that the scop is credited with _____.

2. In Beowulf, after Beowulf has defeated Grendel, what does the scop do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The scop is an important character in Beowulf, and this quiz is made up of questions designed to assess how familiar you are with key aspects of his role in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll find questions on the following details of Beowulf:

  • The scop's most important duty
  • What the scop is credited with
  • What the scop does after Beowulf defeats Grendel
  • How Hrothgar makes life difficult for the scop
  • What the scop says will happen when Beowulf dies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw important details from the lesson on the part played by the scop in Beowulf
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the scop's most important duty as well as the scop's relationship with Hrothgar
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what the scop says will occur when Beowulf dies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the scop's character, you can read through the accompanying lesson, Scop in Beowulf. This lesson encompasses these objectives:

  • Describe scop in a medieval context
  • Learn about the goals and drawbacks of being a scop
  • Familiarize yourself with important quotes of the scop in Beowulf