This product includes three multiple-choice quizzes on Beowulf. Answer keys are included.
These quizzes are based on the Seamus Heaney translation of Beowulf, but the spellings can easily be adapted to other versions.
I divided the Seamus Heaney text into 10 reading sections, and the quizzes are based on sections 1-3, 4-7, and 8-10. Here's the subject matter included in each quiz:
Pages 1-47 (Sections 1-3): The introduction to the Danes through Beowulf's boast (10)
Pages 47-113 (Sections 4-6): Beowulf's fight with Grendel through Beowulf's fight with Grendel's mother (12 questions)
Pages 113-End (Sections 8-10): The story of Queen Modthryth through Beowulf's death (9 questions)
You could combine these quizzes into one cumulative test if it is desired, but I think it works best to keep students on their toes throughout the reading.
I also offer this product as part of my discounted Beowulf Bundle
. Also, make sure that you download my free Anglo-Saxon Riddles
for a fun and challenging Beowulf filler activity!