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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 into the river.
(b) Holds it to her breast.
(c) Throws it at him.
(d) Tears it in shreds.

2. Who arrives to take Arthur away on a barge in the end of "The Passing of Arthur"?
(a) The Lady of the Lake.
(b) Three knights.
(c) Merlin.
(d) Three queens.

3. Whom does Arthur leave in control of the kingdom when he goes to war in "The Last Tournament"?
(a) Percivale.
(b) Lancelot.
(c) Guinevere.
(d) Galahad.

4. What does Ettarre promise Pelleas if he wins her the prize of the tournament?
(a) Her kingdom.
(b) Her daughter.
(c) Her forgiveness.
(d) Her love.

5. Arthur claims in "Guinevere" that men naturally seek wives who help them practice what?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Virtue.
(c) Love.
(d) Pride.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who taunts Tristram over his infidelity in "The Last Tournament"?

2. Who is the fool of Arthur's castle?

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

4. What does Ettarre send her knights to do with Pelleas in "Pelleas and Ettarre"?

5. Which of Elaine's brothers decides to participate in the tournament in "Lancelot and Elaine"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the principle plot of "Pelleas and Ettarre"?

2. What is the story of the ruby necklace in "The Last Tournament"?

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

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

5. What is happening to Camelot in "The Last Tournament"?

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

7. Describe the allusions to Christ in "The Passing of Arthur."

8. What does Percivale give as the exposition of how the Holy Grail came about?

9. What theme is the backdrop of "The Holy Grail"?

10. What is Arthur's justification for his anger at the knights for taking the oath in "The Holy Grail"?

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