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 author of Ivanhoe?

2. What does the mysterious knight refuse to do until he is given his prize?

3. Why is Cedric displeased with Ivanhoe?

4. Who is Rowena in love with?

5. Who does the Disinherited Knight send money to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Cedric forbid Lady Rowena from appearing before the Normans?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 theme of chivalry in the novel "Ivanhoe." What is Ivanhoe's opinion of chivalry? What are other characters opinions of chivalry? What are the ideals of chivalry?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the character Locksley. What is his role in the novel? How has Scott's depiction of this character shaped the modern-day character of Robin Hood?

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