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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. How does Arthur bribe his way into the castle?

2. Why does Malbecco finally let the knights in?

3. How does the Red Cross Knight finally defeat the dreaded dragon?

4. Why did Phedon kill his best friend and his betrothed?

5. What is The Squire's unique quest that he has been sent on by his beloved Columbell?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Florimell finally saved?

2. Explain Artegall's Solomon-like solution with Saglier.

3. Explain the dispute between Amidas and Bracidas.

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

5. How much time does Artegall have to complete his mission and what will happen if he does not?

6. Who are the three knights chasing Samient, and why are they chasing her?

7. Why are Artegall and Scudamore so happy when Britomart's helmet is knocked off?

8. Explain the experience that Serena has with the savages.

9. What makes Duessa so dangerous to The Red Cross Knight?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Braggadochio is a very foolish and pompous character in this book. What is his real weakness? Where is it illustrated best? How does his folly change the way the plot goes?

Essay Topic 2

Florimell and Marinell both have very emotional and foolish ways of dealing with their grievous situations. Discuss their reactions to bad news and what they could have done differently? Is this a good match?

Essay Topic 3

Spenser blamed the degeneration of society on the tossing aside of certain values and wrote this book as a satire on this issue. What are some of the best examples from the book that display this point? Are they effective enough to leave an impression? Why or why not?

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