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					                Beowulf Chapter Questions
                 Prologue-Chapter Twelve

1. How is Shild’s greatness described in the Prologue? Give
   examples.
2. How is Herot described? Why does Hrothgar build it?
3. Where does Grendel live? What are his origins?
4. What happens to Herot following Grendel’s attacks?
5. How does Hrothgar react to Grendel’s attacks and the
   crimes against his people?
6. How does the watchman respond to Beowulf’s
   introduction and statement of purpose?
7. What is the first impression Beowulf and his men make
   on Wulfgar?
8. How is Beowulf welcomed by King Hrothgar?
9. Summarize Beowulf’s boast that begins on line 415. Why
   must Beowulf boast?
10.      Provide a quotation that supports Beowulf accepts
   the fate of death.
11.      Why do you think Beowulf agrees to fight Grendel
   unarmed?
12.      What event does Hrothgar arrange before Beowulf
   will face Grendel?
13.        What does the gesture say about the king?
14.      Find an example of personification in l. 630-660.
15.      What line (between 730-740) foreshadows the
   outcome of Grendel’s battle with Beowulf?
16.      Describe Beowulf’s battle and the outcome.
17.      What does Beowulf keep as a symbol of his victory?

				
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