Author of Beowulf


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What is an epic poem?

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1. What is a scop?

2. What do scholars call the person who wrote Beowulf?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Beowulf is a very influential tale. Chiefly, this quiz and worksheet will have you answer questions on epic poems, scops, and what is known of the author of Beowulf.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet's primary goal is to assess you on:

  • Scholars' name for Beowulf's author
  • The definition of a scop
  • The definition of an epic poem
  • Why it's believed Beowulf's author was a monk

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Anglo-Saxon culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the writer of Beowulf
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the influence of literature through a different perspective

Additional Learning

If you wish to learn more about Beowulf's writer, read our lesson called Author of Beowulf. The lesson aims to dig deeper into concepts such as:

  • What Beowulf is
  • Beowulf's influence
  • The works of Medieval monks
  • Theories behind Beowulf's author