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. How many years of peace does Merlin predict after the prediction that the many kings cannot be overthrown so easily?

2. Why doesn't Pellinore help the damsel in distress in book three?

3. What does King Anguis want of King Mark of Cornwall?

4. How does Arthur find the truth about who Margawse is?

5. What is the opponent's fate after attacking Arthur?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Launcelot ask Sir Kay to switch armor with him?

2. Why does Isoud convince Tristram to go to the feast with her? What is the result of her plan?

3. How to people perceive Joseph of Arimathea?

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

5. Why is Tor given land and an earldom?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. How has Merlin's power and stance in Camelot changed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Avenging death is a major theme throughout the book. What would happen if every negative was avenged for the sake of revenge? Is it really justice when you take an eye for an eye?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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