Beowulf Test

Who is the king after Hilgac? Herdred
How does Hilgac die? Battle with the Sweds
What large event happens 50 years into Beowulf’s Reign? A dragon woke and reigned terror in Geatland
Why did the slave steal from the Dragon? The slave needed money
Why does Beowulf announce that he is going to face the dragon alone? Beowulf thinks that is his job as king, and always fought to better himself
What does Beowulf’s men do as he is taking on the dragon? Beowulf’s men run away
Describe how the dragon discovered the riches? Hunting, and came across the tower
How does Beowulf think has brought on the wrath of the dragon? Beowulf thinks he has a king, had broken god’s law, and the dragon brought the wrath.
Who is Wiglaf? Wiglaf stayed with Beowulf while he fought the dragon
What prior battle experience has Wiglaf experienced? Wiglaf has not experienced any other battle
Describe the effectiveness of Beowulf and Wiglaf joining forces to slay the dragon. Wiglaf distracted the dragon, and Beowulf cut it into two
What is Beowulf’s dying wish? Beowulf wishes to see the treasure
Describe the encounter with Beowulf and Grendel’s mother. Beowulf was first attacked by seamonsters.
How effective were Beowulf’s weapons against Grendel’s mother? None of Beowulf’s weapons had an effect
How does Beowulf eventually slay Grendel’s mother? Beowulf takes a Giant-Crafted sword and slays her
What does Beowulf so with the body of Grendel that he finds laying in a corner of the lair? Beowulf slices his head off to keep
What is happening on the surface with Hrothgar’s men while Beowulf is fighting under the lake? They think he’s dead, and his fame is gone
What happens to the “magnificent sword” Melted down like water, disappearing like ice
What does Beowulf take with him as souveneirs of his victory over Grendel’s mother? Grendel’s head, and the hilt of the magnificent sword
How did the Dragon’s Tower come to have so many riches? The last survivor of a noble race stored riches there
How does Beowulf react when he sees the treasure?
What are his funeral instructions, and why?
After Beowulf and the Dragon are dead, how do Beowulf’s followers react?
What does Wiglaf say to Beowulf’s followers after the death of Beowulf and the Dragon?
How does Grendel respond when he comes to Herot? Very violent
Describe Grendel’s reaction to seeing the sleeping Geats Grendel killed the sleeping Geats
Why has Grendel been exiled? To punish him for Abel’s death
How long does Grendel haunt Herot? 12 winters
How does Beowulf react when he hears of the plight of the Danes and Hrothgar? He decides to sail to Danish to fight Grendel
What happens when Grendel reaches for Beowulf Grendel wanted to leave but the doors were locked to go anywhere
Describe the struggles that ensues between Beowulf and Grendel None of the swords pierced Grendel, and Beowulf and Grendel fought barehanded
What happens when Beowulf’s men when they attacked Grendel? None of their swords can penetrate, and they were torn limb by limb.
What transpires at the conclusion of Grendel versus Beowulf? Beowulf was near death by Grendel’s grasp, but Beowulf ripped his shoulder off
On the next morning, what is the reaction of Hrothgar’s men? Happy and suprised
What trophy does Beowulf give to Hrothgar as a symbol of victory over the demons? Grendel’s Head
How are Beowulf and his men recieved when they arrive on the Danish shore? They have to explain themselves to the guards. They didn’t want spies in.
Why does Beowulf describe himself by recounting his heritage? Beowulf explains his heritage with his father
What was Beowulf’s purpose in entering the Danish Shore? By request of the king
Describe Beowulf’s boast upon meeting Hrothgar, King of the Danes. He was bragging about his father, and how he and his men would kill Grendel
What one request does Beowulf make of Hrothgar? Beowulf wants to defeat Grendel and make a trophy of him
If Beowulf loses the battle with Grendel, what are his instructions for after his death? Send hammered armor to Hilgac, return inheritance to Hrethel

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