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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Grendel do to Hrothgar's guard?
(a) Tears his arms off
(b) Throws him off a cliff
(c) Takes him back to his mother
(d) Bites his head off

3. Where does Grendel live?
(a) In an underground cavern
(b) In a nest in the woods
(c) In a mountain cave
(d) In a hole in the ground

4. Who does Grendel say explains things to him?
(a) The Dragon
(b) His mother
(c) Hrothgar
(d) The Shaper

5. What is the name of Hrothgar's hall?
(a) Golden Hall
(b) The Great Hall
(c) Hart
(d) Hrothgar's Throne

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

7. Why does the dragon tell Grendel to stand off to the side?
(a) Because the dragon does not want Grendel on his gold
(b) Because he is blocking the light
(c) So Grendel is not accidentally burned
(d) There is more room on the side for Grendel to sit

8. What time of day does Grendel wander outside?
(a) Mid-day
(b) Night
(c) He never goes outside
(d) Morning

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

10. Who is the thane who boldly opposes Grendel?
(a) Hrothulf
(b) Beowulf
(c) Ecgtheow
(d) Unferth

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

12. How does Grendel's mother comfort him?
(a) By trying to nurse him
(b) By healing his wounds
(c) By making him food
(d) By singing to him

13. Grendel compares the ram to what?
(a) Slow-witted king
(b) His mother
(c) The Shaper
(d) Himself

14. What is the dragon sitting on?
(a) A pile of bones
(b) A throne
(c) A huge pile of gold, jewels, treasure
(d) A pile of kingly robes

15. What scent pervades the hall as Unferth and Grendel talk?
(a) Blood
(b) Roasted meat
(c) Fire
(d) Dragon

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hrothgar throw at Grendel?

2. How old is Hrothgar when Grendel decides to destroy him?

3. Who leaves Hrothgar's hall unimpressed by the blind man's words?

4. What is an adder?

5. The dragon encourages Grendel to do what?

(see the answer keys)

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