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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. What does Guinevere do with the prize from the tournament in "Lancelot and Elaine"?
(a) Throws it at him.
(b) Tears it in shreds.
(c) Holds it to her breast.
(d) Throws it into the river.

2. To whom does Lancelot plan on giving the prize of the tournament in "Lancelot and Elaine"?
(a) Erowyn.
(b) Guinevere.
(c) Elaine.
(d) Ariela.

3. What had Arthur called Sir Percivale in his knighthood?
(a) The Kind.
(b) The Just.
(c) The Pure.
(d) The Virtuous.

4. What are the women whom Pelleas encounters in the wood doing?
(a) Going to their castle.
(b) Trying to find their way.
(c) Looking for Pelleas.
(d) Looking for King Arthur.

5. Why does Guinevere not attend the tournament in "Lancelot and Elaine"?
(a) She is sick.
(b) She hates violence.
(c) She is angry.
(d) She is with child.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Pelleas find in bed with Ettarre?

2. Whose forces are defeated in the battle in "Guinevere"?

3. Where does Arthur tell Guinevere he hopes to see her again in "Guinevere"?

4. After passing through the swamp, where does Sir Percivale see the Grail in "The Holy Grail"?

5. What does Ettarre promise Pelleas if he wins her the prize of the tournament?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tennyson depict Gawain in "Pelleas and Ettarre"?

2. What can desire do to the human soul, as per the allegory in "Guinevere"? What of anger?

3. How is Lancelot's character depicted in "Pelleas and Ettarre"? How does this differ than in the previous stories?

4. What does the exposition reveal of the diamonds in "Lancelot and Elaine"?

5. What does Arthur ask of Bedivere in "The Passing of Arthur" regarding Excalibur? What does Bedivere do?

6. Who arrives before the tournament in "The Last Tournament" and what news does he relay?

7. What does Arthur think of the night before the battle in "The Passing of Arthur"?

8. What allegory does Tennyson refer to in "To the Queen"?

9. How does Tennyson's version of "Lancelot and Elaine" embody Romantic notions of love?

10. What is taking place in the beginning of "Guinevere"?

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