The Faerie Queene Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Artegall and Arthur use to get Malengin to come out of his cave?

2. What attacks Pastorella?

3. Who does Marinell's mother ask to help fight the cause of her son's depression?

4. Why does the poet decide to forswear earthly vanities?

5. How does Pollente try to trick Artegall?

Essay Topics

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

Calidore allows Scandal to live after he spends most of his time in the book chasing after him. Why do you think he does this? What good or bad came from this decision? How would the plot have been altered if he had killed the Beast?

Essay Topic 3

Spenser plays on the stereotypical gender roles quite a bit in this book. Many of his characters step over that gender role line. What are the most important crossovers and how do they effect the outcome of the book? Are there people in our society today doing the same thing?

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