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Part One. 15 questions on vocabulary from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Two
points each. The format is as usual for our vocabulary quizzes: Fill in the blank with
choices afterwards.

Part Two. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

   1. The poem is written in alliterative verse. What does that mean? What was the
      purpose of alliteration when much of the literature of the time period was passed
      down by oral tradition? When I show you a line of alliterative verse, you should
      be able to underline what makes it alliterative.

       Ex: “as its blazing battlements blackened to ash.”


   2. Be able to list the characteristics of Medieval Romance. If I list a trait, you
      should be able to tell me whether it IS or is NOT a trait of a typical Romance.


       Characteristics: (Find them in your notes and put them here so you can study
       them.)




       Ex: Is a “serious tone” a characteristic?
           Is the number 6?

   3. Gawain must wait a certain period of time (characteristic of Medieval Romances)
      before he goes to find the Green Knight. How long is it?



   4. The Lady of the Manor wants to give Gawain a sash. What about the sash gives it
      “supernatural” qualities (typical of a Medieval Romance)?



   5. What is significant about the number of hunts, swings of the ax, and kisses?
   6. Be able to list the characteristics of chivalry. (Find them in your notes and put
      them here so you can study them.)




   7. Which two characteristics of chivalry are in conflict for Gawain in the story?



       Ex: Gawain is supposed to _________________________________, but he’s
       also supposed to ___________________________. How can he do both at the
       same time?


   8. In what way(s) does Gawain as a “hero” differ from Beowulf as a “hero”?



   9. The Green Knight is, obviously, green. What does that color represent in the
      story? How does it relate to one of the items he carries as he enters Arthur’s
      court?




   10. What is a Bob and Wheel? Write one here and label it. Be able to identify one on
       the quiz.




Part Three. The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Le Morte
d’Arthur

   11. Compare and Contrast the ways in which these three stories represent a Medieval
       Romance.




   12. Considering that all of these stories were morality tales, write down some specific
       lessons today’s teenagers might be able to learn from these stories.

				
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