The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Test | Final 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 kind of bird sits inside the "blossoming hedge"?

2. What would have happened if Sir Richard had not intervened?

3. Why was the Sheriff of Nottingham vexed?

4. What caused the fever?

5. Who was this person looking for?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Robin benefit from each person he encountered?

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

3. What did Little John overhear, and why is it of interest to Robin?

4. What was unique about the poor man's shoes?

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

6. Why did the Knight pawn his land and for what reason?

7. How did the Corn Engrosser dress to travel in anonymity?

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

9. Why did Robin not cry out when she had cut too deeply to his arm?

10. In today's language, explain how the Bishop of Hereford got the King to break his promise to the Queen.

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

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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