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. Why did the Sheriff decide that he would no longer go after Robin?

2. Why did the Palmer walk away muttering?

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

4. Who was the only man that hadn't suffered that day?

5. From where had the messenger come?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did people try to get May Ellen from her tower and why wouldn't she marry?

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

3. What vows did the men who joined Robin's band make?

4. Why did people stop and stare at the three travelers?

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

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

7. How was Robin going to play a joke on the Miller?

8. What did Friar Tuck say of Robin Hood?

9. Why did Robin wish for Allan a Dale to stay with the band?

10. Why did the Sheriff think to take Robin for a fool?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In old England, a person could become an outlaw for little to no reason, and if the person was favored by the courts, could be put to death. How does this reflect a different judicial system than is present today? Do you think it is better or worse, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Eventual the Prioress kills Robin. Do you think this is a fitting end to Robin's life? Why or why not? Explain how a death by betrayal could be considered a poor way to die for such a great historical legend.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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