The Faerie Queene Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, Canto 1 | Book 2, Canto 2 | Book 2, Canto 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is almost killed while trying to help defeat Orgolio?
(a) The Dwarf.
(b) Una.
(c) Arthur.
(d) The Red Cross Knight.

2. Who does Una come across in her distress that gives her hope?
(a) Arthur
(b) Archimago disguised as The Red Cross Knight.
(c) Duessa.
(d) The Red Cross Knight.

3. What gets in the way of the engagement between The Red Cross Knight and Una?
(a) The Red Cross Knight decided to live a life of celibacy and join the House of Holiness that helped him overcome his weaknesses.
(b) Una refuses his hand and declares her love for Arthur.
(c) Una's parents object to the match because of his lowly birth.
(d) It is revealed that he has already pledged his hand to Druessa while she was pretending to be Fidessa.

4. How is Orgoglio finally defeated?
(a) Duessa betrays him and stabs him from behind.
(b) The Red Cross Knight pretends to be dead, and then vanquishes Orgoglio when he turns away in vain triumph.
(c) Arthur reveals an extremely bright shield and conquers him.
(d) Sansloy defeats him thinking that it might be Archimago in disguise.

5. How does The Red Cross Knight rise to battle with the dragon a second day after being tossed aside wounded and almost lifeless after the first long day of battle?
(a) He is strengthened by a dream in which the Faerie Queene shows him the way to victory.
(b) Una brings a member of the House of Holiness to help heal him.
(c) He was only pretending to be lifeless so that the dragon would wear himself out in the battle and reveal his weaknesses.
(d) He lands in the Well of Life, which heals his wounds and gives him more power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes Una to faint numerous times?

2. Why is Belphoebe in the woods instead of at court?

3. Who is the messenger who delivers the engagement-breaking news?

4. Why does Guyon fight The Red Cross Knight?

5. When Una recognizes The Red Cross Knight's weaknesses, what does she do to help him strengthen them?

(see the answer key)

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