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

2. What does Cedric insist when Isaac of York comes in?

3. Where is the Palmer invited to go?

4. What happens after Ivanhoe reveals his identity?

5. Who directs the horsemen to the location where they want to go in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Where are Cedric and Athelstane imprisoned in Torquilstone? What do they think about while being held captive in Chapter 21?

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

4. What does De Bracy tell Rowena to convince her to marry him?

5. What does the Palmer warn Isaac of Kent about? Where does the Palmer take Isaac?

6. What is the Disinherited Knight offered for his win in the tournament? What does he accept?

7. Who wins the archery contest in Chapter 13? What position does Prince John offer the winner?

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

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

10. When Bois-Guilbert boasts of the Knights Templar's superiority, what does the Palmer talk about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Scott's use of irony in the novel "Ivanhoe." What are some examples of irony in the novel? How do these examples affect the tone and plot of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the tone of "Ivanhoe." How does Scott convey the tone of the novel? How does the tone of the novel connect to the themes and motifs of the novel?

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