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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Grendel hopes twelve is what?
(a) The number of men he can carry
(b) A holy number
(c) The days of the month
(d) The number of men he can eat at once
2. What event excites Grendel?
(b) Strangers arrive
(c) Unferth dies
(d) The Shaper's funeral
3. Who helps the stranger fight Grendel?
(c) No one
4. Who gathers around to watch Grendel die?
(a) The firesnakes
(b) Animals who are his old enemies
5. Who is Hygmod the lord of?
6. How do the strangers arrive?
(a) By boat
(b) By horse
(c) They walk
(d) They swim
7. What do the king and queen wait patiently to happen?
(a) Grendel to die
(b) Beowulf to arrive
(c) The truce to be upheld
(d) The Shaper to die
8. Where do Hrothgar's men watch for an attack?
(a) Toward the mountain
(b) Toward the forest
(c) Toward the sea
(d) They no longer watch
9. Halga's orphaned son is who?
10. What does Grendel imagine the stranger to be for a split second?
(a) A monster
(b) A dragon
(c) His mother
(d) A bear
11. What instrument does the assistant play?
(a) A violin
(b) The old Shaper's harp
(c) A drum
(d) A guitar
12. What does the stranger tell Grendel to write his poetry in?
13. Grendel refers to a what between Wealtheow and Hrothgar?
(a) A scorpion
(b) A chasm
(c) A spider
(d) A fire
14. Who is the young king?
15. What is Grendel's law?
(a) Kill them all
(b) Leave only the queen
(c) Blood equals power
(d) There is no limit to desire but desire's needs
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the queen's name?
2. Who is the lead stranger said to have challenged to a swimming match?
3. At what time of day do the strangers arrive?
4. What does Grendel do with the table cloth?
5. Grendel says that what is the worst pain?
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