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 is La Cote Male Taile?

2. What happens to the King of Franc's daugher?

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

4. With whom does La Cote Male Taile fall in love?

5. Who does Gareth start a fight with after leaving for Arthur's feast?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sin does Percivale commit after he was saved by Galahad? What does the sin represent?

2. Sir Bors also meets with the hermit that interpreted Gawaine's dream. What does the hermit tell Sir Bors?

3. How many men does Lancelot have to fight the Roman's 60,000 men army? What is result of the fight?

4. What plot is wrongfully executed at the dinner that Guenever holds?

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

6. Why does Arthur go to Rome?

7. What do the Golden letters above a chair at the Round Table say, and what do they represent?

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

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

10. What does the bearer of the sword predict after Balin pulls the sword from the scabbard? What is Arthur's reaction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Why do you think Merlin's strength turned into spiritual strength as opposed to magical strength? Was it a shift in ideals and values? Or a need to legitimize his actions with religion?

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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