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 is the keeper of the forest that Friar Tuck referred to?

2. What do the defeated knights NOT offer the Disinherited Knight after the tournament?

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

4. What instrument does the Black Knight play?

5. Who does Cedric hope to marry Rowena to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Prince John concerned to learn that the Disinherited Knight is Ivanhoe?

2. Who attacks Gurth? Why do they return Gurth's money to him?

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

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

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

6. How do the Black Knight and Friar Tuck make merry over their feast?

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

8. Why do the people of England prefer King Richard over Prince John?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the real historical figures of the novel. Who are the historical figures depicted in the novel? Has Scott portrayed them as they are remembered in history? Why or why not?

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

Analyze and interpret the historical inaccuracies in the novel "Ivanhoe." Were these inaccuracies deliberate? If so, why might Scott have chosen to depict the story in a way that is not historically accurate?

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