The Ultimate
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 13

Who does the Green Knight turn out to be?

  • Bertilak
  • King Arthur
  • Lancelot
  • Morgan LaFey

Question 2 of 13

When the Green Knight strikes Sir Gawain's neck, what happens?

  • He draws just a bit of blood
  • Sir Gawain dies
  • He misses completely
  • He cuts off his head but Sir Gawain survives

Question 3 of 13

Where does Sir Gawain seek refuge from his weary travels?

  • A white castle
  • An old woman's hut in the woods
  • A balmy cave
  • Back at King Arthur's castle

Question 4 of 13

What almost kills Sir Gawain before he reaches the Green Knight?

  • Winter's cold
  • Dragons
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion

Question 5 of 13

Where does Sir Gawain go to later find the Green Knight?

  • The Green Chapel
  • The Green Castle
  • The Emerald Island
  • The Jade Palace

Question 6 of 13

When Sir Gawain strikes the Green Knight, what surprising thing happens?

  • The Green Knight picks up his severed head and it talks
  • The Green Knight falls to the floor; the deal is over
  • The axe bounces off of the Green Knight's neck
  • Sir Gawain misses the Green Knight completely and gets embarassed

Question 7 of 13

In what type of rhyme scheme is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight written?

  • Bob and wheel
  • Limerick
  • Sonnet
  • Ballade

Question 8 of 13

What time of year does the Green Knight appear at Sir Arthur's round table?

  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • New Years
  • Summer Solstice

Question 9 of 13

When Bertilak, the lord of the castle, goes hunting, what is Sir Gawain supposed to give him in return for game?

  • Anything he finds or accepts inside the castle
  • A daily stipend
  • Hard labor
  • A polishing of all the silver in the castle's walls

Question 10 of 13

During what season does Sir Gawain set out to find the Green Knight to uphold his agreement?

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Spring

Question 11 of 13

What is the Green Knight's challenge?

  • To exchange blows with a knight
  • To have a duel in a large arena
  • To compete in a world-class jousting tournament
  • To penetrate his fine armour

Question 12 of 13

What does the Bertilak's wife give Sir Gawain to protect him?

  • Cloth from around her waist
  • A magic pebble
  • Golden armour
  • A legendary sword

Question 13 of 13

What is Sir Gawain's horse's name?

  • Gringolet
  • Cadet
  • Dauntless
  • Chivalry

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