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. 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

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

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

On his way home from completing his mission, Artegall meets two hags, Envy and Detraction. Talus tries to kill them, but Artegall stops him. Why were they allowed to live? What part do they play in society? Would you have killed them? Are they all bad? Are there things we would not have right now without them? What would change if they were not alive and well in society? What do we not have that we would if they had been vanquished?

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