Beowulf Guided Reading Questions Chapters 10-13 1. When Grendel approaches the hall for another attack in chapter 11, how is he feeling? He’s looking forward to killing more men 2. Why are Beowulf’s men unable to help him? Their swords can’t pierce Grendel’s skin 3. At the end of chapter 12, what demonstrates Beowulf’s superhuman strength? He rips off Grendel’s arm. 4. How does Beowulf ultimately prove his victory over Grendel? Why might he do this? He hangs the arm up to show off his victory, another form of boasting.