The Faerie Queene: Summary, Analysis & Characters


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In The Faerie Queene, what is significant about Britomart's character?

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1. In The Faerie Queene, what does Duessa's name mean that is also a good description of her character?

2. In The Faerie Queene, what does Sir Guyon ultimately defeat at the end of his narrative?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Faerie Queen is an epic poem by Edmund Spenser, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the work. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characters, themes and symbolism in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Significant aspect of Britomart
  • Meaning of Duessa's name
  • Sir Guyon's victory
  • Eirena's rescue

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related humanities lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Faerie Queen
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the value Calidore represents in Book VI

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled The Faerie Queene: Summary, Analysis & Characters. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of The Faerie Queen
  • Understand the themes and symbolism in the poem
  • Know important characters and scenes