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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which race does the harper say creatures like Grendel come from?
(a) The cursed race or Cain's
(b) The devil's
(c) The firesnakes
(d) The dragon's

2. What animal is the speaker shooing away?
(a) Ram
(b) Bull
(c) Bear
(d) Bird

3. What is the downside of Grendel's new power?
(a) He is alone
(b) He is always hungry for more
(c) His mother wants to come along
(d) He has not fun

4. In Chapter 9, what does Grendel do to the priests?
(a) Takes them back to their hut
(b) Hangs them in trees
(c) Nothing
(d) Eats them

5. What three things does the dragon know?
(a) Secrets of the men, of the gods, of the animals
(b) Truth, lies, men's words
(c) Men speech, animal speech, dragon speech
(d) Beginning, present, end

6. What does Grendel take from Hrothgar's Hall?
(a) Treasure
(b) Food
(c) Weapons
(d) Men to eat

7. What happens when Grendel strikes the ground?
(a) The earth quakes
(b) A volcano erupts
(c) A twelve foot seam opens
(d) The Hall crumbles

8. Who is the woman the creature killed long ago?
(a) Freawaru
(b) Wealtheow
(c) Marian
(d) Athelgard

9. In Chapter 7, How does Grendel resolve to kill Wealtheow?
(a) Tear her limbs off
(b) Throw her to the firesnakes
(c) Bite off her head
(d) Roast her over the fire

10. What advice does the dragon give Grendel?
(a) To kill Hrothgar
(b) To devour the queen
(c) To move away
(d) To seek out gold

11. What does Hrothgar throw at Grendel?
(a) A spear
(b) A shield
(c) A battle-ax
(d) A knife

12. Why is Unferth so weak?
(a) Because he is wounded
(b) Because he is old
(c) Because the journey into the cave is difficult
(d) Because he has traveled a far distance

13. What does Grendel see for the first time the night he hangs in the tree?
(a) His mother hunting
(b) The gods
(c) Men
(d) A bear

14. The dragon encourages Grendel to do what?
(a) Ignore Men
(b) Burn down Hart
(c) Change the future
(d) Kill Hrothgar

15. What did Hrothgar build on his hill out of stone?
(a) A throne
(b) A hall
(c) Roads
(d) A wall

Short Answer Questions

1. What color does the creature say Hrothgar's beard is?

2. What does Grendel do with Unferth when he comes to the cave?

3. Where does Grendel go at the end of Chapter Four?

4. Who is Unferth's father?

5. What does Grendel call Unferth?

(see the answer keys)

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