The Wicked Day 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. Who sends Gawain to bring Mordred back to the castle to be thanked?

2. How are the brothers treated when they arrive at Camelot?

3. What surprising information does Mordred get from Arthur?

4. Why do the other princes begin to resent Mordred?

5. How is Arthur's character depicted in the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Queen Morgasue reveal to Mordred on his first visit to her castle?

2. Why does Mordred think that he must watch what he says around Morgause's sons?

3. Why is Morgause sent to a convent instead of back to the islands?

4. When Arthur reveals that he is the father of Mordred, how does Mordred react?

5. What shocking action does the Queen perform in Chapter 9? What does this tell Mordred about the Queen?

6. How does the Queen feel when she heard that Merlin has died? Who contacts her so that they can plan the demise of Arthur?

7. Where does the ship stop before continuing onto Camelot?

8. What do the Orkney princes question as all the brothers and Queen Morgause leave for Camelot?

9. When the Ornkey princes and their mother arrive at Camelot, why aren't they allowed to enter into the kingdom?

10. How do Brude and Sula like raising Mordred and what do they suspect concerning his origins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What provokes the Orkney princes to attract Guinevere and Bedwyr?

What did they hope to gain from the deaths of Bedwyr and Guinevere?

Had they survived, would Arthur have finally punished (or killed) the princes?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the wildcat as a symbol of Mordred's quest for freedom. Ultimately, what does Mordred wish for freedom from?

By running from his destiny, is he really "free?"

How has Morgause made sure Mordred will never be free?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the theme of Freedom and how it pertains to the following characters:

- Merlin

- Mordred

- Arthur

- Queen Morgause

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