The Geats in Beowulf


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What most likely happened to the independent land of Geatland in Sweden, the home of our hero, Beowulf?

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1. What did the Geats (and Beowulf) most likely look like?

2. Which of the following is true of the Geats found in the epic poem Beowulf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Did you know that Beowulf is based on actual historical events and people? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the group of people in the poem known as the Geats. The quiz questions will test you on various characteristics of the Geats and what most likely happened to Geatland.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Physical and cultural characteristics of the Geats
  • Foreshadowing regarding Wiglaf
  • The event that shows the Geats are no longer brave and loyal

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Geats and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the event where the warriors of Geatland were not brave or loyal
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of the Geats

Additional Learning

To learn more about this group of people, review the accompanying lesson, The Geats in Beowulf. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the history of the Geats
  • Identify the physical location of Geatland
  • Learn about famous Geats in the story