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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

Guyon faces some very real and dangerous temptations during his sojourn with Mammon. Somehow he is able to make it out without giving in to any of them. Summarize the different things that Mammon uses to tempt Guyon and the ways that Guyon maintained his self control. What kinds of parallels can be made to your life today?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The idea of settling for cheap imitations in place of the real deal is very vividly explored with the creation of Snowy Florimell. Why might the Witch's son, along with many other characters from the book, have been so satisfied with the false version of a real woman? What made her so appealing?

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