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 was the penalty for poaching the king's game?

2. Why did Will get the color back to his face?

3. What did the friar have beneath his clerical robes?

4. What drew Robin to Locksley Town?

5. Which knight did Will Scathelock speak of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Will show unmitigated bravery?

2. How did the Sheriff's men at the Blue Boar know it was Will Stutely even though he was disguised?

3. Why did John Little join Robin's band?

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

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

6. How did Robin get Little John not to speak of him getting beaten?

7. For what two reasons did the Sheriff of Nottingham vow to bring the outlaw Robin Hood to justice?

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

9. What reasons does Robin give the Tinker to join his band of merry men?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the police to Robin's band of merry men. How are they similar? How do they differ? How are they the same? In what ways would one survive and the other would not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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