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. Where do the Knights land when they get ready for battle?

2. After Pellinore lets the woman die, where is he taken?

3. What does Arthur offer Lamerak?

4. Who or what does Launcelot battle to free the ladies inside of castle Tintagel?

5. Why doesn't Sir Kay like the man who has asked Arthur for three gifts?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Tor given land and an earldom?

3. What is Beaumins real name and what does he ask of Launcelot?

4. What happens to Launcelot when he goes to find the person who has killed Sir Gilbert the Bastard? Who does he meet? What does the person ask him to do?

5. What is the irony about Launcelot and Queen Guenever's love?

6. What does the sword on the ship have ingrained on it? Does Galahad go for the sword?

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

8. Why does Meliagraunce call treason on the Queen?

9. What is the result of Sir Kay and Launcelot's armor switch?

10. What is Arthur's reaction to fighting at the end of the story? How does he die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how righteousness can affect a person's ability to act in society. Some of the characters pretended to be different people to appear righteous. Is this really righteousness?

Essay Topic 2

Pretending to be someone a person is not is an recurrent theme in this book. Do hidden identities really make it easier for a person to exist in Camelot? If a person's goal in Camelot is to be accepted by society and get into heaven, then how does being someone else help that goal? Think about Gareth, Launcelot, and Tristram in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Is there really an ethical code to fighting? What would be an ethical code today? No hitting below the belt? No biting? Is it logical for a person to go against the code? Think about modern wars.

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