Ivanhoe Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who chooses which woman will be named Sovereign of Love and Beauty?

2. What is the name of Cedric's estate?

3. Who does the Disinherited Knight refuse to accept a reward from?

4. Why does Prince John cancel the third day of the tournament?

5. Who does the Palmer say Bois-Guilbert has ordered to rob Isaac the Jew?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Front-de-Boeuf demand of Isaac, and with what torture does he threaten Isaac?

2. How does Isaac of Kent repay the Palmer's kindness in Chapter 6?

3. In Chapter 14, how does Cedric show his displeasure with his son? Why is Cedric displeased with his son?

4. Who attacks the Disinherited Knight at the second day of the tournament? Who assists the Disinherited Knight?

5. Why does Rebecca return money to Gurth in Chapter 10?

6. Who are Gurth and Wamba, and what do they discuss when introduced to the story?

7. What sparks Front-de-Boeuf's momentary sympathy for Isaac in Chapter 22?

8. In Chapter 16, where does the Black Knight seek lodging for the night?

9. Who attacks the Saxons in the forest? Who intends to come to the aid of the Saxons?

10. What happens to King Richard as he is traveling through Europe? How does this affect the leadership of England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the female leads of the story, Lady Rowena and Rebecca, as well as their relationships with Ivanhoe.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the hero archetype. What characteristics are associated with the hero archetype? Why is Ivanhoe an example of a hero? Are there other examples of the hero archetype in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of disguise. Who wears a disguise in the novel and why? Who chooses not to disguise himself and how does it affect his life? How does Scott depict the revealing of these characters?

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