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. How did Robin tell Little John he was dying?

2. Who was the well dressed lad of no more than sixteen?

3. Which was the first beggar to fight with Robin?

4. How many booths were on the greensward?

5. What kind of bird sits inside the "blossoming hedge"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fascinated Sir Richard about the youth in the wrestling match?

2. Why does the author say that he doesn't blame the reader for putting down the book?

3. What three things does the King hold dear?

4. Why did the Queen argue so valiantly for Robin?

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

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

7. Why was the King moved by Sir Henry's fealty?

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

9. Who was the person that Robin ran into and why was he hated?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For what kind of principles were battles fought in the age of Robin Hood? For what kinds of principles are battles fought today? What has changed? Why do you think this is?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Robin and his family seem to have a penchant for getting into trouble with the law. List the offenses of the three family members of Robin and Robin himself, and explain their crimes. What is different about them? What is similar?

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