LIT 12 Beowulf Reading Check

Who is identified as Grendel’s ancestor?
Cain (ll. 42-43)

For how long does Grendel terrorize the Danes?
Twelve years (l. 84)

Why is Grendel unable to attack King Hrothgar?
Hrothgar’s throne is protected by God (ll. 105-6)

Who is Higlac’s follower?
Beowulf (ll. 131-2)

Who was Beowulf’s rival in the swimming match?
Brecca (ll. 227-8)

Beowulf accuses Unferth of a terrible crime. What is it?
Unferth murdered his own kin (ll. 307-8)

Identify Welthow.
Hrothgar’s queen (l. 333)

Why are weapons useless against Grendel?
Grendel is protected by magic (ll. 455-6)

What happens to the dragon’s treasure?
It is buried in the earth (ll. 556-7)

What monument is built to Beowulf’s memory?
A tower by the sea (ll. 546-8)

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