The History of the Kings of Britain 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. _________________________ will succeed the giant to rule the people with tyranny.

2. How old is Arthur?

3. The children of the white dragon will be decimated and two more dragons will come, followed by whom?

4. Who will bring relief from the invaders and become so great that his deeds will be told for many years?

5. What does the council grant Octa and the remaining Saxons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Merlin say about the star Uther sees?

2. What does Pope Gregory do? How does this affect Augustine?

3. What does Merlin say about a tree?

4. What does Arthur do with his leadership and military abilities? How does he also show that he respects the ideas of others?

5. Describe King Solomon's speech. How does Cadwallo respond?

6. What good will Cadwaller and Conanus do for Britain?

7. What happens between the co-rulers, Cadwallo and Ewin?

8. Why does Octa end up living in an uninhabited area of Britain as a subject of the King?

9. Why should Arthur be King?

10. How does God encourage his troops?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Geoffrey discusses many Kings, both good and bad.

Part 1) Choose two of these Kings. Describe them.

Part 2) Are these kings good or bad? How do you know? How do their actions affect the people of Britain? How are their actions influenced by others?

Part 3) How do these Kings affect the overall history of Britain?

Essay Topic 2

King Arthur's personal character is far above that of the rulers who preceded him.

Part 1) Describe King Arthur. How is he the consummate King?

Part 2) How is he connected to the brilliant star? How does this star foreshadow his greatness?

Part 3) How does Arthur resemble Brutus? How does the reader know that, although he is extraordinary, he is still human? What does this mean for the rest of us?

Essay Topic 3

In the end of the book, Britain's downfall is detailed.

Part 1) Describe this downfall. Are all of the efforts made by Arthur in vain? Explain.

Part 2) Who does Arthur resemble in this last chapter? Why?

Part 3) Has an Arthur-like leader returned to Britain since this book was written? How do you know this?

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