Beowulf – Main Information

Beowulf – Main Information

What was the name of the hall in which Beowulf and Grendel battled?
Heorot
Why does Beowulf put aside his weapons and armor?
Grendel fights without weapons, so Beowulf chooses to do the same.
Why do so many people gather at Heorot the next morning after the battle?
They want to see the path of the monster’s footprints to his den.
Why are the weapons of Beowulf’s warriors ineffective against Grendel?
Grendel puts magic spells on the weapons so that they cannot hurt him.
Which of the following best reveals the cultural value of loyalty in Beowulf?
Beowulf’s men fight with him despite their belief that they will fail.
Which word describes the manner in which Grendel enters Heorot?
violently
Which of the following is a symbol of Beowulf’s victory over the monster Grendel?
Grendel’s claw
n lines 685686, Beowulf says, “may the Divine Lord / in His wisdom grant the glory of victory / to whichever side He sees fit.” Which characteristic of the epic hero does this quotation exemplify?
The hero believes in and receives supernatural aid.
Why does Grendel wail in lines 781789?
He has been mortally injured.
How many of Beowulf’s men is Grendel able to kill?
one