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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 demands a meeting with Arthur?
2. Why was Mordred sent to Brude and Sula (or what were they told by the Queen)?
3. What type of people are the twins turning into?
4. Concerning Arthur, what is Queen Morgause unsure of?
5. As the illegitimate son of King Lot, what did Mordred think he was entitled to?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 8, a ship arrives with news for the Orkney princes. What is the news?
2. What do Mordred's fights with the twins come to signify?
3. What shocking action does the Queen perform in Chapter 9? What does this tell Mordred about the Queen?
4. Why does Mordred seek freedom like the wildcat he tries to release?
5. Where does the ship stop before continuing onto Camelot?
6. Who is rumored to have replaced the great and powerful Merlin in King Arthur's court?
7. As the rest of the court learns that Mordred is the son of King Arthur, how do they act toward Mordred?
8. What does Mordred feel upon his return home to Brude and Sula?
9. What does Queen Morgasue reveal to Mordred on his first visit to her castle?
10. Why is Queen Morgan allowed to act in whatever manner she deems necessary?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Medieval men.
Why were they allowed to act on every raw emotion and feeling?
How does Arthur let his emotions, especially his quest for peace, eventually ruin Camelot?
On the other hand, how does the Orkney princes' raw emotions and violent tendencies ruin Camelot?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how half siblings Arthur and Morgause are literary foils.
How are they alike and how are they similar?
What are their individual ideals?
How do they both try to shape Mordred into what they think is the person he should be?
Essay Topic 3
Describe 3 times where Mordred's status is threatened.
Does this happen because Mordred is illegitimate or because Mordred he does not correctly defend himself and his title?
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