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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. Geraint awakens to hear Enid say she is not what to him?
(a) "An honest wife."
(b) "A true wife."
(c) "A true maiden."
(d) "A good wife."

2. With whom was Geraint in the woods watching the king's hunt in "The Marriage of Geraint"?
(a) Uriel.
(b) Enit.
(c) Ettarre.
(d) Guinevere.

3. The men in the tournament in "The Marriage of Geraint" are only allowed to participate if they have who with them?
(a) The woman they love.
(b) Their father.
(c) Their mother.
(d) Their daughter.

4. Arthur's knights claim that two men know the truth of Arthur's birth. These are Merlin and who?
(a) Gorlois.
(b) Bleys.
(c) Anton.
(d) Lodogrian.

5. In "The Marriage of Geraint," Geraint tells Enid to put on what dress of hers?
(a) Noblest.
(b) Meanest.
(c) Purest.
(d) Blue.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Enid's former suitor in "Geraint and Enid"?

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

3. In which direction is the wood devil in "Balin and Balan"?

4. Geraint's peers attribute his leaving Arthur's circle as a loss of what?

5. Enid is the daughter of whom in "The Marriage of Geraint"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Geraint insist that Enid wear her old silk dress to Camelot?

2. How does the style of Romanticism appear in "The Coming of Arthur"?

3. Why does Bellicent instate her condition for Gareth's joining Arthur's court? What is the condition?

4. What does Balin do once Balan has left on his mission for Arthur?

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

6. What is Balin met with at Pellam's castle in "Balin and Balan"?

7. What finally convinces Leodogran of Arthur's nobility?

8. What decision on Arthur's part shocks the court in "Gareth and Lynette"?

9. How is the concept of emotion viewed differently from the medieval period than the Romantic period? How is this reflected symbolically in "The Marriage of Geraint"?

10. Who does Leodogran summon to prove Arthur's birth? What do they relay?

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