Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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  • 1. 
    How long does Gawain stay at Bertilake's castle?
    • A. 

      All winter

    • B. 

      One night

    • C. 

      Eight days

    • D. 

      Three days

  • 2. 
    Who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      Geoffrey Chaucer

    • B. 

      An anonymous writer known as the Gawain-poet.

    • C. 

      An anonymous writer known as the Unknown poet.

    • D. 

      J. R. R. Tolkein

  • 3. 
    What classical city is mentioned at the beginning and end of the poem?
    • A. 

      Troy

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Sparta

  • 4. 
    During whose reign does the poem take place?
    • A. 

      King Richard ll

    • B. 

      King Alfred

    • C. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • D. 

      King Arthur

  • 5. 
    Next to whom does Gawain sit at the New Year's feast?
    • A. 

      Sir Bedivere

    • B. 

      Dame Ragnell

    • C. 

      Queen Guinevere

    • D. 

      Morgan Ie Faye

  • 6. 
    What is the name of Gawain's horse?
    • A. 

      Grendel

    • B. 

      Incitatus

    • C. 

      Gringolet

    • D. 

      Secretariat

  • 7. 
    What animal does the host hunt on the second day?
    • A. 

      Boar

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Bear

    • D. 

      Fox

  • 8. 
    What color is Gawain's surcoat?
    • A. 

      Green

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Red

    • D. 

      Silver

  • 9. 
    Where is Gawain supposed to find the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      The Green Castle

    • B. 

      Hautdesert

    • C. 

      Morgan Ie Faye's house

    • D. 

      The Green Chapel

  • 10. 
    What is the Green Knight's real name?
    • A. 

      Bertilak de Hautdesert

    • B. 

      Sir Bedivere of Camelot

    • C. 

      Havelok the Dane

    • D. 

      Grimpy the Hunchback

  • 11. 
    What is Berilak's wife's true name?
    • A. 

      Lady Elaine

    • B. 

      Dame Ragnell

    • C. 

      She remains nameless

    • D. 

      Morgan Ie Faye

  • 12. 
    What four men does Garwain compare himself to in Part 4?
    • A. 

      Jesus, Joseph, James, and John

    • B. 

      Adam, Solomon, Samson, and David

    • C. 

      Brustus, Ticius, Romulus, and Aeneas

    • D. 

      Arthur, Bedivere, Lancelot, and Galahad

  • 13. 
    How many points does the star on Gawain's shield have?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 14. 
    What happens to the Green Knight's first axe?
    • A. 

      Gawain throws it into the lake

    • B. 

      He takes it with him, brandishing it as he leaves the hall

    • C. 

      Gawain and Aurthur mount it on the wall as a souvenir

    • D. 

      The hose uses it to kill the boar

  • 15. 
    What love token does the lady first offer Gawain?
    • A. 

      A ring

    • B. 

      Her bra

    • C. 

      Her girdle

    • D. 

      A glove

  • 16. 
    How much times does Gawain have to locate the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      Exactly one year

    • B. 

      Exactly six months

    • C. 

      Exactly one year and eight days

    • D. 

      Exactly one year and one day

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain

    • B. 

      We were the first that ever burst / Into that silent sea

    • C. 

      In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, / Before polygamy was made a sin

    • D. 

      True men pay what they owe; / No danger then in sight

  • 18. 
    What weapon does the Green Knight have in Part 4?
    • A. 

      A Summer scimitar

    • B. 

      A Danish axe

    • C. 

      A French bayonet

    • D. 

      A Lancaster lance

  • 19. 
    During what century was Sir Gawain and the Green Knight composed?
    • A. 

      The fourteenth

    • B. 

      The thirteenth

    • C. 

      The sixteenth

    • D. 

      The eleventh

  • 20. 
    Why does Gawain refuse the lady's advances?
    • A. 

      Because the chivalric code requires him to remain chaste

    • B. 

      Because she is married

    • C. 

      Because he aspires to the values represented by the pentangle

    • D. 

      All the Above

  • 21. 
    How many kisses does Gawin recieve from the lady on the second day?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      5

  • 22. 
    What is the name of court where Gawain first meets the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      Troy

    • B. 

      Camelot

    • C. 

      Hautdesert

    • D. 

      Xanadu

  • 23. 
    What is Gawain's relationship to King Arthur?
    • A. 

      He is Arthur's son

    • B. 

      He is Arthur's brother

    • C. 

      He is Arthur's tarot card reader

    • D. 

      He is Arthur's nephew

  • 24. 
    Why does Gawain take the lady's green girdle?
    • A. 

      Because he doesn't want to die

    • B. 

      Because he wants to give it to the Green Knight

    • C. 

      Because he is overcome with desire

    • D. 

      Because she threatens to kill him

  • 25. 
    What does Bertilak's castle appear to be made of when Gawain first sees it?
    • A. 

      Fox pelts

    • B. 

      Danish stone

    • C. 

      Paper

    • D. 

      Gold

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