Wealhtheow: Beowulf Queen & Explanation


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Who is Wealhtheow's husband?

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1. Queen Wealhtheow symbolizes her role as a peacekeeper by _____.

2. How many sons does Wealhtheow have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Wealtheow is the Queen of the Danes in Beowulf, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the character. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the story of Beowulf and Wealtheow's role in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Wealtheow's husband
  • The queen's role as a peacekeeper
  • Women in tribal societies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Wealtheow
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify why Wealtheow passes the mead-cup

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson Wealtheow: Beowulf Queen & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Heorot
  • Understand Wealtheow's role in the story
  • Recognize the status of women in Beowulf