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 does Cedric hope to marry Rowena to?

2. What item left behind by the keeper of the forest does Friar Tuck offer the Black Knight?

3. What does Front-de-Boeuf demand from Isaac?

4. Who is the keeper of the forest that Friar Tuck referred to?

5. What activity are Prior Aymer of Jorvaulx and Brian de Bois-Guilbert traveling to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when the Black Knight and Wamba are traveling through the forest in Chapter 40?

2. Who does Cedric want to marry Rowena and why?

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

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

5. What happens to Rebecca towards the end of the battle? Who tries to save Rebecca?

6. In Chapter 36, what does de Baumanoir chastise Malvoisin for, and what does Malvoisin say in his defense?

7. Who is Urfried? What does she explain to Rebecca?

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

9. Describe the mysterious knight who enters into the tournament?

10. In her trial, what does Rebecca do when she is given time to argue her defense?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the protagonist of the novel, Ivanhoe. What are his defining character traits? What are his motives and how does he go about achieving his goals? Why is he fighting with his father? Why might Scott have chosen to have the protagonist of the novel be injured throughout much of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the Normans and the Saxons and the sub-plot surrounding these groups. Who were these groups? Why were they fighting? Are they portrayed accurately? How does their feud affect the storyline?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters Prince John and King Richard.

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