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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which direction is the wood devil in "Balin and Balan"?
(a) West.
(b) East.
(c) North.
(d) South.

2. Whom does Enid overhear plotting to kill Geraint on their journey in "Geraint and Enid"?
(a) Knights.
(b) Bandits.
(c) Women.
(d) Dwarves.

3. How does Guinevere promise to dress Geraint's wife in "The Marriage of Geraint"?
(a) Like a queen.
(b) Like the stars.
(c) Like a princess.
(d) Like the sun.

4. Whom does Gareth mistake for a bandit and attack in "Gareth and Lynette"?
(a) Arthur.
(b) The Red Knight.
(c) Gawain.
(d) Lancelot.

5. Who was Merlin's master in "The Coming of Arthur"?
(a) The Lady of the Lake.
(b) Bleys.
(c) Excalibur.
(d) Gorlois.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who stops Geraint and Enid as they continue past Doorm's realm?

2. Who approaches Balin and asks for his help in the woods in "Balin and Balan"?

3. Who is Gareth's mother?

4. Who professes that his new-found virtue is a result of having been beaten by Geraint?

5. What kind of magnificent dress does Edith's mother find for her in "The Marriage of Geraint"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the story of "The Marriage of Geraint," what does the dwarf do to Guinevere's maiden and Geraint? What does Geraint vow?

2. Describe how the theme of humility applies in "Gareth and Lynette."

3. Discuss irony as it applies to the story of "Geraint and Enid" in a medieval sense.

4. How is the love affair between Guinevere and Lancelot presented differently by Tennyson than in the Medieval legends?

5. What does Vivien turn her attention to once her flirtations with Arthur fail in "Merlin and Vivien"? What does she want?

6. What is the state of England in "The Coming of Arthur"? Upon whose kingdom is the point of focus?

7. Who "stops in" on Geraint and Enid in "Geraint and Enid"? Where are they?

8. Describe how pride plays into the story of "The Holy Grail."

9. What discussion do King Mark and Vivien have in the beginning of "Merlin and Vivien"?

10. What is Tennyson's viewpoint of the oath of marriage in "Lancelot and Elaine"?

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