Beowulf AR Test Answers

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AR Quiz No. 12776 EN

Burton Raffel’s vibrant verse translation recaptures the noble simplicity of the anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer in the epic poem, Beowulf. The poem follows Beowulf as he battles Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a dragon.

ATOS Book Level:10.4
Interest Level:Upper Grades (UG 9-12)
AR Points:5.0
Word Count:24059
Topic – Subtopic:Classics-Classics; Fantasy/Imagination-Dragons; Poetry/Rhymes-Poetry/Rhymes; Religion-Christianity;

Quiz Answers

Who is Grendel’s father?Cain
Who heckles and attempts to humiliate Beowulf in front of the king and queen?Unferth
What are the three parts of the story?1. Beowulf v. Grendel<br>2. Beowulf v. Grendel’s mother<br>3. Beowulf v. the Firedrake
Why did Unferth say there would be no revenge for Grendel eating the king’s men?it was no mortal deed, meaning it was done by a monster not a human
What did Beowulf know about fighting Grendel?Grendel could not be defeated by strength alone
What was Beowulf’s plan for fighting Grendel?the best plan, no plan
How did Beowulf defeat Her (Grendel’s mom)?He put Her to sleep and strangled Her
What did Beowulf say to defend Unferth when he called Grendel “beautiful”?he’s at the mercy of his own evil
What did Grendel know after losing his arm?he knew he would die from loss of blood
What was the first thing Beowulf noticed when he first saw Grendel?the foul smell
What is the significance of the boil on Unferth’s neck?it shows he’s different than everyone else
When Beowulf fights the Firedrake, what story influenced him?the story of Sigemund and Fitela
What is a synonym for a swamp or marsh?fen
What is the trail left by a wild animal?spoor
What did Beowulf take to defeat the Firedrake?bee hives, a wooden stake, and a giant glove
What writing technique was used to describe Scyld Scefing?hyperbole
What was the story everyone believed about the apple grove?a witch spat her teeth out and they grew into apple trees


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