Who is the father of Shield Sheafson? Shield Sheafson is an orphan
How does Hrothgar know of Beowulf? Hrothgar was friends with Beowulf’s father
About how long is the dragon? 50 feet
How long does Beowulf reign as king of the Geats 50 years
What, according to Beowulf, is better than mourning a death? avenging a death
Who helps Beowulf against the dragon? Wiglaf
Who taunts Beowulf in Heorot? Unferth
Who is Modthryth? a wicked queen of legend
From whom is Grendel descended? Cain
Who is queen of the Geats? Hygd
Whom does Grendel’s mother abduct and decapitate? Aeschere
How many Geats does Grendel kill? one
What is Hrunting? a sword
Where do the Geats place Beowulf’s Barrow? on a cliff, overlooking the sea
Who is Beowulf’s father? Ecgtheow
What is wyrd? The Anglo-Saxon concept of “fate”
Where do Grendel and his mother live? in a lake
What is a scop? a poet
Who guides Beowulf to the dragon’s barrow? the theif
Who gives Hygd three horses? Beowulf
Which character is descended from Shield Sheafson? Hrothgar
What is the name of Hrothgar’s wife? Wealhtheow
How did the dragon’s treasure get in the barrow? It was buried there by the last survivor of a forgotten race
What is Hygelac wearing when he dies? Wealhtheow’s torque
From about when does the only existing Beowulf manuscript date? 1000 A.D.

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