Le morte d’Arthur, English homework help – writinghub.net

1) In the following sentence, which word would best replace the word “shook?”
Upon recognizing his enemies, King Arthur shook his sword menacingly.

a- Peril
b- Brandished
c- Askance
d- Flung

Which quote from Sir Bedivere best exemplifies the ideals of honor and duty to King Arthur, even in death?

a- “God speed you well!” said Sir Bedivere.
b- “My lord,” said Sir Bedivere, “your command shall be done, and quickly I shall bring you word back.”
c- Then Sir Bedivere took the king upon his back and so went with him to the water’s side.
d- “For hence I will never go of my own will. But all the days of my life I will be here to pray for my lord, Arthur.

Loyalty is an ideal that is discussed in Le Morte d’Arthur. Which excerpt from the story indicates King Arthur’s displeasure with a lack of loyalty displayed by Sir Bedivere?

a- Who would have thought that thou who hast been to me so lief and dear and thou who art called a noble knight would betray me for the richness of this sword?
b- “Jesus, mercy!” said the king. “Where are all my noble knights?”
c- “Comfort thyself,” said the king, “and do as well as thou may, for in me is no more trust to trust in.”
d- “Alas! This unhappy day!”

Legendary figures are often ascribed certain qualities that suggest immortality. Which excerpt connects King Arthur to the idea of immortality?

a- There they entreated Sir Mordred a long time , and at last it was agreed for Sir Mordred to have Cornwall and Kent during King Arthur’s days and all of England after the king’s days.
b- “Thus God hath given me leave to warn you away from your death: for if ye fight tomorn with Sir Mordred…”
c- “Leave this mourning and weeping,” said the king, “for this will not avail me.”
d- And men say that he shall come again and shall win the Holy Cross.

Which excerpt from the story best identifies King Arthur as a legendary fighter?

a- “Now give me my spear,” said King Arthur to Sir Lucan, “for yonder I have spied the traitor who hath wrought all this woe.”
b- … at once the king called upon his knights, squires, and yeomen and charged them quickly to fetch his noble lords and wise bishops unto him.
c- Then King Arthur smote Sir Mordred under the shield with a thrust of his spear on through the body more than a fathom.
d- Then King Arthur was madly wroth out of measure, when he saw that so many of his people were slain.

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