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The Once and Future King

T. H. White

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1. What is King Arthur’s nickname as a child?

2. Who are Queen Morgause’s children?

3. Where does King Arthur’s final battle against King Lot take place?

4. At the end of Book II, what does the narrator say is the cause of Arthur’s tragedy?

5. Why did Sir Ector and not Arthur’s birth father, Uther Pendragon, raise Arthur?

6. Who is Mordred’s closest ally?

7. How does Gawaine die?

8. Why does the Wart pull the sword out of the stone?

9. What is Lancelot’s son named?

10. Why doesn’t Lancelot find the Holy Grail?

11. On what text is The Once and Future King based?

12. Why do Arthur and Gawaine lay siege to Lancelot’s castle in France?

13. Why does Lancelot sleep with Elaine?

14. What is the name of Merlyn’s owl?

15. While living with Elaine, Lancelot disguises himself and goes by which of the following names?

16. Why does Agravaine kill his mother, Morgause?

17. Which animal does Merlyn turn the Wart into first?

18. What is the name of the hawk that the Wart follows in the woods?

19. Why do Sir Palomides and Sir Grummore disguise themselves as the Questing Beast?

20. What is the one thing that Merlyn forgets to warn Arthur about in time?

21. Why does Lancelot battle Sir Turquine?

22. Who is the only person to defeat Lancelot in single combat?

23. What are King Arthur’s allies in France named?

24. Why is Arthur’s table round?

25. Who is King Arthur’s real father?

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