Le Morte d'Arthur 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. What does the King do when he finds out that Tristram killed his brother-in-law?

2. Why does Morgan want to tamper with the sword?

3. What is Pellinore's punishment for not helping out the damsel?

4. Who is Margawse to Arthur?

5. Who is Beloberis, and what does he want from King Mark.

Short Essay Questions

1. What favor does the Lady of the Lake want from Arthur?

2. What does Merlin predict about Arthur's actions?

3. Why does La Cote Male Taile wear the coat?

4. Who did Mordred and Agravaine hire to kill Launcelot.

5. Who does Launcelot encounter in the Chapel? What does this person want from him?

6. What happens to Arthur, Accalon, and Uriens when they enter the ship they found?

7. Who is Melodias and what happens to him and his family?

8. What powers does the special ring that Lionesse has given to Gareth have?

9. How does the Lady of the Lake help Arthur in his battle?

10. What does Gawaine dream of and what does the dream mean?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Does the book really revolve around Arthur and his death? Do you think the book should be titled differently? Or are the stories of the other knights supportive of the death of Arthur storyline?

Essay Topic 2

Has fighting for a man or woman ever been a good idea in the past, or modern times? Think about books you've read, movies you've seen, friends and family that you've known. What usually happens when you use violence to try to get what you want?

Essay Topic 3

What is your opinion on how Arthur died? Was it noble enough? Was in anti-climatic?

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