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Arthurian Legend Quiz

A short quiz on one of the most famous stories of all time. 15 Questions.

 
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1

Uther Pendragon sought Igraine as his paramour, but she was already married to another man. Who?

  • Sir Ulfius, one of Uther's most trusted knights
  • Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall
  • Lot, King of Orkney and the Lothians
  • Claudas, King of Gaul

2

Igraine's children all went their seperate ways after the birth of Arthur. What happened to each of them?

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Left

  • Morgause
  • Elaine
  • Morgan
  • Arthur

Right

  • Was married off to King Nentres
  • Was sent to a convent
  • Was married off to King Lot
  • Was taken away by Merlin and given to Sir Ector

3

Many of the Barons were discontented with Arthur being the one to pull the sword from the stone at Christmas. At which festival was he forced by them to attempt the feat again?

  • Twelfth night
  • Candlemass
  • Easter
  • All of the above

4

What name is shared by Lancelot's mother, Arthur's sister and Galahad's mother?

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5

Early on in Arthur's reign, Sir Balin accidentally killed his brother with a magic sword. Who later inherited this sword?

  • Arthur
  • Gawain
  • Galahad
  • Bedivere

6

In both the Prose Tristan and Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur' there is a particular Knight of the Round Table who satirises chivalry by scorning love and refusing to fight losing battles. Who is he?

  • Sir Mordred
  • Sir Gawain
  • Sir Dinadan
  • Sir Lamorak

7

In the Mabinogion story 'Rhonabwy's dream' which game do Arthur and Owain play whilst their men are fighting?

  • Chess
  • Billiards
  • Gwyddbwyll
  • Skittles

8

Which of these men was not one of Sir Tristan's rivals in love?

  • Sir Bleoberys
  • Sir Palomides
  • Sir Segwarides
  • Sir Marholt

9

Which of these knights was murdered by Gawain, Agravaine, Gaheris and Mordred after he was found having an affair with their mother?

  • Sir Lamorak
  • Sir Owain
  • Sir Kay
  • Sir Tor

10

Place these knights in order of greatness, from best to fourth best in Christendom.

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  • Sir Lamorak
  • Sir Tristan
  • Sir Lancelot
  • Sir Gareth

11

In the welsh story 'The Lady of the Fountain' and Chretien de Troyes' 'Sir Yvain' who is Yvain/Owain's helper in wooing his lady?

  • His sister Morfydd
  • His cousin Gwalchmai/Gawain
  • The lady's gentlewoman, Lunette
  • His fellow knight Cei/Kay

12

In the tale of Sir Gareth, what name is given to the title character by Sir Kay?

  • Beaufort
  • Beauchamp
  • La Cote Male Tayle
  • Beaumains

13

In the 'Morte D'Arthur' and French prose tradition, who was the mother of Mordred?

  • Morgan le Fay
  • Morgause, Queen of Orkney
  • Elaine of Tintagel
  • Modron, a Celtic goddess

14

Who does Lancelot kill in his rescue of Guenevere from the stake, causing his old friend Gawain to swear vengeance upon him?

  • Gawain's brother Agravaine
  • Gawain's brothers Gareth and Gaheris
  • Gawain's cousin Owain
  • Gawain's sons

15

Some time after Arthur is taken away to Avalon after the battle of Camlann, Sir Bedivere finds what near Glastonbury?

  • A raven, which a local prevents him from killing, claiming it is Arthur's spirit
  • Arthur's sword Excalibur lying on an unmarked grave
  • A ring that Arthur had once given Guenevere, who later gave it to Lancelot as a token of her love
  • A tomb bearing the latin inscription 'Hic lacet Arthurus. Rex Quondam, Rexque futurus.'

 

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