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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)|
|Topic – Subtopic:||Classics-Classics; Fantasy/Imagination-Dragons; Poetry/Rhymes-Poetry/Rhymes; Religion-Christianity;|
|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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