Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Story Quiz

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is associated with the story of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" with specific regards to the beginning and ending chapters.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    During whose reign does this poem take place?
    • A. 

      King Richard III

    • B. 

      King Alfred

    • C. 

      Queen Elizabeth I

    • D. 

      King Arthur

  • 2. 
    Next to whom does Gawain sit at the New Year's feast?
    • A. 

      Sir Bedivere

    • B. 

      Dame Ragnelli

    • C. 

      Queen Guinevere

    • D. 

      Morgan le Faye

  • 3. 
    What is the name of Gawain's horse?
    • A. 

      Grendel

    • B. 

      Incitatus

    • C. 

      Gringolet

    • D. 

      Secretariat

  • 4. 
    What animal does the host hunt on the second day?
    • A. 

      Boar

    • B. 

      Deer

    • C. 

      Bear

    • D. 

      Fox

  • 5. 
    Where is Gawain supposed to find the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      The Green Castle

    • B. 

      Hautdesert

    • C. 

      Morgan le Faye's house

    • D. 

      The Green Chapel

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    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 Arthur mount it on the wall as a souvenir

    • D. 

      The host uses it to kill the boar

  • 8. 
    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 pentagle

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    How many kisses does Gawain receive from the lady on the second day?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    What is the name of the court where Gawain first meets the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      The Green Chapel

    • B. 

      Camelot

    • C. 

      Hautdesert

    • D. 

      Xanadu

  • 11. 
    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 court jester

    • D. 

      He is Arthur's nephew

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    What love token does the lady first offer Gawain?
    • A. 

      A ring

    • B. 

      Her girdle

    • C. 

      A glove

    • D. 

      A sword

  • 14. 
    How much time does Gawain have to loate 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

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    What is one idea that the green scarf comes to symbolize?
    • A. 

      Gawain's final cowardice when he faces the Green Knight

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      The eventual triumph of good over evil

    • D. 

      The knight's respect for the Green Knight's deed

  • 17. 
    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

    • D. 

      Force King Arthur to take part in a battle with him

  • 18. 
    Why does Gawain volunteer to fight the Green Knight?
    • A. 

      Gawain is not afraid of the Green Knight

    • B. 

      Gawain is looking for a fight

    • C. 

      Gawain thinks he is not worthy to be in the court

    • D. 

      Gawain considers himself the strongest of the knights

  • 19. 
    The Green Knight does not kill Gawain because he
    • A. 

      Regrets the deception he has played on Gawain

    • B. 

      Thinks Gawain has passed the test of honor

    • C. 

      Wants Gawain to become a knight in his own castle

    • D. 

      Gives in to his wife's plea to spare Gawain's life

  • 20. 
    Who has concocted the scheme that tested Gawain's honor?
    • A. 

      Arthur

    • B. 

      Mordred

    • C. 

      Morgan le Faye

    • D. 

      Monteverdi

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