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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What instrument does the assistant play at the Shaper’s funeral?
(a) A drum.
(b) His sister's violin.
(c) His uncle's guitar.
(d) The old Shaper's harp.
2. What threat, besides Grendel, does Hrothgar face?
(b) A younger king.
3. Who does the Shaper look for but who never visits in Chapter 10?
(a) A certain woman.
(c) A child.
4. What would happen if Grendel killed the last Scylding?
(a) He would have to move.
(b) He would be hunted.
(c) He would be bored.
(d) The dragon would be right.
5. What does Grendel do with the table cloth in Chapter 12?
(a) Wraps Wealtheow in it.
(b) Uses it as a cape.
(c) Throws it over Beowulf.
(d) Ties it around his neck for a napkin.
6. Who gathers around to watch Grendel die?
(b) The firesnakes.
(d) Animals who are his old enemies.
7. What is unique about Ork?
(a) He is blind.
(b) He cannot talk.
(c) He cannot hear.
(d) He is unable to walk.
8. Hygmod proposes a truce by what gesture in Chapter 10?
(a) Drawing his sword with his left hand.
(b) A feast.
(c) A chest of treasure.
(d) A white flag.
9. The Stranger tells Grendel to do what in Chapter 12?
(a) Lie down.
(d) Sing of walls.
10. In Chapter 7, who sings at the feast when Wealtheow is given to Hrothgar?
11. In Chapter 7, How does Grendel resolve to kill Wealtheow?
(a) Bite off her head.
(b) Tear her limbs off.
(c) Roast her over the fire.
(d) Throw her to the firesnakes.
12. What do the village children make in the snow in Chapter 9?
(b) Snow angels.
13. What is the queen's name?
14. What does Grendel's mother do each time he returns home?
(a) Yells at him.
(b) Runs away.
(c) Scratches him.
(d) Tries to block the door so he can't leave again.
15. What invades Grendel's mere in Chapter 10?
(a) A goat.
(b) A hart.
(c) A bear.
(d) A bull.
Short Answer Questions
1. The giant is described as having the strength of how many men, according to the narrative in Chapter 10?
2. What is the name of Hrothulf's old companion?
3. How do the Strangers arrive in Chapter 11?
4. How does Grendel escape the Stranger in Chapter 12?
5. What does Grendel observe an archer killing in Chapter 9?
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