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. Where do the horsemen follow Wamba's directions to?

2. What language is the word on the mysterious knight's shield written in?

3. What happens after Ivanhoe reveals his identity?

4. What is the name of Isaac's cousin?

5. Who is Rebecca?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is De Bracy's plan for marrying Lady Rowena?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the motif of anti-semitism in "Ivanhoe." What are some examples of antisemitism in the novel? Is this an accurate portrayal of how Jewish people were regarded at this time?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the antagonist(s) of the story. Who are they? Who is the central antagonist of the story? Who are the antagonists of the sub-plot? How do these characters shape the story?

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