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Legendary King Arthur Quiz

Questions based on Arthur's story, mainly from folklore and literary invention. 10 Questions.

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According to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s “Historia Regum Britanniae” Arthur was conceived at Tintagel - where is Tintagel?

  • Somerset
  • Cornwall
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Pembrokeshire

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Who was King Arthur’s father?

  • Gorlois
  • Vortigern
  • Olwen
  • Uther

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Who was the evil daughter of Vivienne and the half-sister of King Arthur?

  • Morgana
  • Morticia
  • Morgause
  • Mortgage

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Portrayed here by William Morris, who was King Arthur’s Queen Consort?

  • Ygraine
  • Elaine, Lady of Shalott
  • Guinevere
  • Isolde

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Which of Arthur’s knights appears in Eleanor Fortescue’s painting and had a secret affair with Guinevere?

  • Sire Gawain
  • Sir Bors
  • Sir Kay
  • Sir Lancelot

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Which of these was NOT a knight of King Arthur?

  • Sir Galahad
  • Sir Duane
  • Sir Girflet
  • Sir Perceval

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The discovery of what brought about the end of the “Round table”?

  • Morgana’s usurping of the throne
  • That Merlin had magic
  • Lancelot’s affair with Guinevere
  • Woodworm in the table’s legs

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Abiding by Arthur’s command, to whom did Sir Girflet return the sword “Excalibur”?

  • The Lady of the Lake
  • Merlin
  • The King of Mercia
  • The Maid of the Mountain

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According to the Winchester Manuscript how is Arthur killed by Mordred while trying to regain his throne from Morgana?

  • Beheaded by sword
  • Blow to the head
  • Impaled with a lance
  • An arrow through the heart

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Who painted “Arthur's Tomb - The Last Meeting of Lancelot and Guinevere”?

  • Edgar Degas
  • Thomas Gainsborough
  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti