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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 was the prize offered to the winner of the contest?

2. What does the farmer call his daughter?

3. Who was Robert?

4. What does the Tanner sing of?

5. How much did "Robert" want for his cattle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Robin ask of his final resting place?

2. Why does the author say that he doesn't blame the reader for putting down the book?

3. What did Friar Tuck say of Robin Hood?

4. What three things does the King hold dear?

5. What did the King say of Richard of the Lea's loyalty to Robin Hood?

6. Why did the other foresters not go after Robin Hood?

7. What is a dowry and why did the promise of one make the farmer give his blessing?

8. Why didn't the bishop want to dine with Robin in Sherwood?

9. Why was it that the three beggars attacked Robin?

10. Why was the mob of people that fell upon David of Doncaster placated?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Every language has its own quirks that come from experience in the area in terminology that would be understood by locals but appear strange anywhere else. Give at least four examples of words that apply directly to culture differences and that could seem strange from another language. Hint: local slang.

Essay Topic 2

How does Robin's band differ from a gang? In which ways are they the same? How do you think Robin's band would fare today? What changed in the population to make this the case?

Essay Topic 3

Robin uses many disguises, but his boldness quickly gives him away to any that know him. What exception is there to this rule? On what common holiday are similar games played, and what is the historical significance behind this ritualistic day?

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