The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood 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. What were the horned beasts that he possessed?

2. What will the reader be scandalized by seeing?

3. What bird does Will give bread to?

4. Why did Robin kill the forester?

5. What did Robin ask of the Bishop for the bride?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why wouldn't anyone go to serve the warrant for Robin Hood's arrest?

2. What did Gilbert say of Robin's shooting?

3. How was Little John dressed on his way to the fair?

4. How did Robin convince Little John not to hurt the women of the Priory?

5. Many times, the word "shriving" is used in this section. What does it mean?

6. What gifts were given to the Knight?

7. What does King Henry say about the Sheriff's request for assistance?

8. How did "Guy of Gisbourne" explain the blood on his clothes?

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

10. What did the message from Richard mean and what was it?

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

Robin often acts in his own interest. Support or deny this statement. How do you think the band of men act as a whole, lawless or selfless? Explain your answer and draw up an essay in support or condemnation of the merry men and their dealings.

Essay Topic 3

A lot of stories start out from being fact, but through time are distorted to almost heroic proportions. Give at least two examples of such distortions that are made or may originate from fact. These stories usually enlist people that actually existed at one point.

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