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 Little John enter into service with the Sheriff?

2. How long was Robin in Sherwood forest?

3. What did the Sheriff offer for the person who would serve Robin's warrant?

4. How is the Sheriff of Nottingham described?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why didn't Robin want Little John to go to the fair?

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

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

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

5. Why did Robin invite Arthur to join the merry men?

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

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

8. What does Robin ask of his band of men when he leaves?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For what values do you think a knight would enter service? What about a merry man? What about a soldier? Compare and contrast the three.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the differences between the book and most movies about Robin Hood. What main differences do you find? Why do you think these differences exist?

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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