English IV Midterm - Fall 2011

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English Midterm Quizzes & Trivia

This is the comprehensive midterm for English IV about the covered selections.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", the Green Knight challenges the court to
    • A. 

      Prove that they are as valiant as their reputation reports them to be

    • B. 

      Follow him to his kingdom and fight him on his own territory

    • C. 

      Sacrifice one of their own men so that the rest of them can go free

  • 2. 
    In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", Gawain keeps the scarf the lady gave him because he
    • A. 

      Fears the lord will think he betrayed him

    • B. 

      Thinks it has the power to protect him

    • C. 

      Considers it as a symbol of purity and courage

  • 3. 
    In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", the Green Knight does not kill Gawain because he
    • A. 

      Regrets the deception he has played on Gawain

    • B. 

      Wants Gawain to become a knight in his own castle

    • C. 

      Thinks Gawain has passed the test of honor

  • 4. 
    In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", what is one idea that the green scarf comes to symbolize?
    • A. 

      Gawain's understanding that even good people are stained with guilt

    • B. 

      Gawain's final cowardice when he faces the Green Knight

    • C. 

      The eventual triumph of good over evil

  • 5. 
    In "The Old Demon", Mrs. Wang has always checked for holes in the dike because
    • A. 

      She is solely responsible for watering the crops

    • B. 

      The other villagers scoff at the river's power

    • C. 

      She has experienced the river's destruction when it overflowed

  • 6. 
    In "The Old Demon", Mrs. Wang's beliefs are based mainly on
    • A. 

      Her own experience

    • B. 

      Extensive knowledge of the outside world

    • C. 

      Her respect for Buddhist priests

  • 7. 
    In "The Old Demon", Mrs. Wang thinks the pilot is NOT Japanese because he
    • A. 

      Behaves peacefully

    • B. 

      Needs help

    • C. 

      Looks human

  • 8. 
    In "The Old Demon", Mrs. Wang finally views the river as
    • A. 

      An enemy

    • B. 

      A weapon

    • C. 

      Her peaceful friend

  • 9. 
    In "Two Friends", why do the two friends think they can go safely to their old fishing place?
    • A. 

      They are both members of the French militia

    • B. 

      They might go unobserved through a shortcut

    • C. 

      The French Colonel will permit them to pass

  • 10. 
    The friends are able to enjoy their fishing expedition because they
    • A. 

      Pay attention to very little else

    • B. 

      Don't take the war seriously

    • C. 

      Think the Prussians will ignore them