Arthurian Legend: Stories, Characters & Summaries


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Which author first started the story of King Arthur?

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1. What is Arthurian literature about?

2. What prose piece is thought to be the best story about the legend of King Arthur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though King Arthur is at the center of all Arthurian lore, the Arthurian legend encapsulates much of early British and Gaulish history and heroic figures. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of Arthurian lore and legend and how it appears in literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The earliest author of the King Arthur story
  • Key conditions of Arthurian literature
  • The most popular and 'best' Arthurian work
  • What makes it difficult to understand Arthurian legend
  • Significant characters, places and objects of legend

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Arthurian legend and lore
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including common characters, places and objects that are the subject of Arthurian lore
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of Arthurian legend to make confident statements about the best examples of Arthurian literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Arthurian literature

Additional Learning

To learn more about Arthurian legend in literature, review the accompanying lesson called Arthurian Legend: Stories, Characters & Summaries. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers the history and background of Arthurian legend
  • Details the most popular and comprehensive Arthurian texts
  • Explains the confusing and complicated nature of Arthurian lore
  • Details key common characters, themes, places and objects to Arthurian legend in literature