In what way does Unferth, one of Lord Hrothgar's men, challenge Beowulf? A. Unferth blames Beowulf for their kingdom's sorrows. B. Unferth believes that Grendel is worthy of redemption. C. Unferth tells the mead-hall that Beowulf lost a challenge to Breca. D. Unferth is jealous because the woman he loves wants Beowulf and not him.
The correct answer is C, he did say that lie, but Beowulf explained the whole story to the mead-hall. He told them that while they were racing, Breca was attacked by sea-monsters, and Beowulf stopped to save him, and that is the reason why he lost the fight. Had he not stopped to save him, he would have won the challenge.