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. The two dragons emerge from their slumber and do what?

2. Ethelfrid and Brochmail join one another in battle. What are the results of this battle?

3. Why does Constantine die?

4. Who is sent to attempt and assassinate Edwin's magician?

5. Which dragon represents the Saxons who Vortigern has allowed to overrun the island?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does God encourage his troops?

2. What are the two possible deaths that stand before Vortigern?

3. What do the dragons represent?

4. What happens when three springs erupt?

5. How does Arthur show his maturity and humanity when dealing with the enemy?

6. What is said about the Thunderer and the German worm?

7. Describe the festival Arthur holds when he returns home after nine years.

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

9. What is done with the Giants' Ring?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Aurelius strives to be different than Vortigern.

Part 1) Who is Aurelius? Why does he strive to be different than Vortigern? How?

Part 2) How does Aurelius resemble Brutus? How does he also resemble some rulers today?

Part 3) What might this author think about dictatorships and totalitarian governments? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Arthur is the king Britain has been seeking.

Part 1) What does Arthur do for Britain? How is he different from the other kings?

Part 2) What is his most important characteristic, for you? Explain.

Part 3) How does he compare to rulers today? Would he be good as the leader of a modern nation? Why or why not?

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