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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. To where does Arthur's army push the opposing forces in "The Passing of Arthur"?
(a) The castle.
(b) The river.
(c) The stone wall.
(d) The ocean.

2. Whose army is Arthur fighting in "The Passing of Arthur"?
(a) Modred's.
(b) Pellam's.
(c) Mark's.
(d) The Red Knight's.

3. Where does Arthur sit in the hall in the beginning of "Pelleas and Ettarre"?
(a) Camelot.
(b) Caerleon.
(c) Lot.
(d) Sir Mark's castle.

4. Who is the one person to whom Guinevere talks in "Guinevere"?
(a) The priest.
(b) A novice.
(c) The altar boy.
(d) The abbess.

5. What does Ettarre send her knights to do with Pelleas in "Pelleas and Ettarre"?
(a) Bind him and bring him in.
(b) Kill him.
(c) Scare him away.
(d) Ask him to summon Arthur.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which knight, known as pure and just, speaks with the first person who saw the Holy Grail?

2. Arthur tells Guinevere he has not stopped what in "Guinevere"?

3. What had Arthur called Sir Percivale in his knighthood?

4. Arthur claims in "Guinevere" that men naturally seek wives who help them practice what?

5. Whom does Arthur leave in control of the kingdom when he goes to war in "The Last Tournament"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tennyson break apart from the medieval vision of love in "Lancelot and Elaine" - and essentially in the book as a whole?

2. Describe the allegory of the human soul in "Guinevere."

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

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

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

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

7. Describe the allegory of Eden in "Guinevere."

8. How does "Pelleas and Ettarre" interplay with the other stories of Idylls of the King?

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

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

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