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. Who do Balin and Balan send to Arthur after killing forty of this person's knights?

2. When do the kings attack Arthur's forces?

3. Who does Ettard really love?

4. Who is the knight that is being outnumbered, who Launcelot decides to help?

5. How is the dream interpreted?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Melodias do when he finds out about the woman's plot?

3. Who is La Cote Male Taile? Who gave him his name?

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

5. How do Launcelot and Guenever try to cover rumors of their love affair?

6. Where does Tristram move to and to what does he change his name? Why does he do this?

7. Why doesn't Gawaine take any prizes for winning battles, as all the other Knights do?

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

9. When plots are uncovered or suspected, who do the people of Camelot rely on to help guide them?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some ways in your world that you would prove you are worthy of something? Discuss a right of passage and what it meant to you.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

There is an obvious obsession to perform in Camelot. The knights are constantly trying to pick fights with people, proving they are dishonorable and need to be put in their place. Explain how that translates into modern society. Is there an obsession to compete in school? in town? Do you think this is a healthy obsession? Does it make people better when they are so competitive or does it hurt to much to fail that people don't want to try at all? explain.

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