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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Maleger ride as he comes to attack the castle?
2. Why does Malbecco refuse to let the knights into his castle and make them sleep in the pig shed on the first night?
3. How did Triamond survive his battle with Campbell?
4. Why did Phedon kill his best friend and his betrothed?
5. Who wounds Amoret in the woods?
Short Essay Questions
1. What keeps Timias from declaring his love for Belphoebe?
2. Why are Artegall and Scudamore so happy when Britomart's helmet is knocked off?
3. Why is Calidore distracted from his quest to kill The Blatant Beast?
4. What are Mutability's reasons for wanting the title of control?
5. What does Calepine think determines a man's destiny?
6. Why is Artegall so upset with Pollente?
7. How does Marinell find Florimell?
8. How does Souldon die?
9. Explain what happened to Guyon while he was with Mammon.
10. What were some notable differences between The House of Pride and The House of Holiness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Spenser uses the names of his characters as a form of satire on society. He takes some of the key values, emotions, and components of our beings and personifies them in his book. Take five of these names and illustrate whether or not you agree with his stance on that character. Is the description accurate? What would you have changed?
Essay Topic 2
When Arthur witnesses the death sentence of Duessa, he has a moment of pity--even though he has seen first hand the kind of treachery that she is capable of. Why does he feel this way? What has Duessa done to deserve this sentence? How does this apply to our day and age?
Essay Topic 3
The Red Cross Knight is a valiant, but flawed, hero who gets all of his faults washed clean and reversed during his stay at the House of Holiness. List some or all of the things that were done during this experience and write about your feelings on this. Could this really have turned the tides on such a naive and foolish character?
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