The Faerie Queene Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 happens to Malbecco after being rejected by Hellenore after he finds her in the forest with the Satyrs.

2. Who does Britomart defeat without recognizing?

3. Arthur finds a book in the castle that is of great interest to him. What is it about?

4. What does the beast do when he fails to capture and kill Florimell after she jumps into the fisherman's boat?

5. Why does Timias retreat to the woods as a hermit?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Tristram validated for killing a knight above his status?

2. How is Florimell finally saved?

3. What were some notable differences between The House of Pride and The House of Holiness?

4. Who is Calidore most worried about, and why?

5. Who do Talus and Artegall meet on the road home?

6. What happens to all of Calidore's new friends and what is his reaction to this?

7. What is the mission that Columbell sent her beloved on, and why?

8. What common ailment do Timias and Serena share?

9. Why is Britomart so upset about Artegall's situation?

10. Why are Duessa and Paridell such a good couple?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Timias and Serena both have close calls with death due to The Blatant Beast. What instructions are they given by the hermit to be healed? How do these particular instructions really help in the fight against Scandal?

Essay Topic 3

Who do you think should have won in the trial between Mutability and Nature? What are the differences between the two? Which one do you think is more powerful and why?

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