Beowulf reading check #2

What did Beowulf give Hrothgar after defeating Grendel’s mother? The hilt of the sword used to defeat Grendel’s mother and Grendel’s Head
What does Grendel’s mother do to Beowulf during the battle? She grabs him and tries to cut him with her talons
Who does Grendel’s mother take when she attacks Hereot? She takes Grendel’s hand
Why does Hrothgar ask Beowulf to kill Grendel’s mother? Grendel’s mother killed Hrothgar’s right hand man when she attacked Hereot
What do the people Herot do to celebrate the defeat of Grendel? They drink wine not knowing the danger that lies ahead
How does Beowulf respond to Hrothgar’s praise? He brags as he tells the story of his fight
What wound does Beowulf give Grendel? He chops his arm off
Why can’t the other warriors help Beowulf when he is fighting Grendel? They do not have weapons powerful enough to defeat Grendel
Why does Beowulf wait, allowing Grendel to kill one of the Geats, before he attacks Grendel? He wants Grendel to be vulnerable when he attacks him
Why does Unferth bring up Beowulf’s swimming match with Brecca? How does Beowulf respond? He was jealous of Beowulf. Beowulf says he had to defeat sea monsters and still barely lost the race.

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