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Author: szeiger
No. Questions: 5
Created: Jun 12, 2014
Last Modified: 9 years ago

The Knight

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There with us was a KNIGHT, a worthy man
Who, from the very first time he began
To ride about, loved honor, chivalry, 45
The spirit of giving, truth and courtesy.
He was a valiant warrior for his lord;
No man had ridden farther with the sword
Through Christendom and lands of heathen creeds,
And always he was praised for worthy deeds. 50
He helped win Alexandria in the East,
And often sat at table's head to feast
With knights of all the nations when in Prussia.
In Lithuania as well as Russia
No other noble Christian fought so well. 55
When Algaciras in Granada fell,
When Ayas and Attalia were won,
This Knight was there. Hard riding he had done
At Benmarin. Along the Great Sea coast
He'd made his strikes with many a noble host. 60
His mortal battles numbered then fifteen,
And for our faith he'd fought at Tramissene
Three tournaments and always killed his foe.
This worthy Knight was ally, briefly so,
Of the lord of Palathia (in work 65
Performed against a fellow heathen Turk).
He found the highest favor in all eyes,
A valiant warrior who was also wise
And in deportment meek as any maid.
He never spoke unkindly, never played 70
The villain's part, but always did the right.
He truly was a perfect, gentle knight.
But now to tell of his array, he had
Good horses but he wasn't richly clad;
His fustian tunic was a rusty sight 75
Where he had worn his hauberk, for the Knight
Was just back from an expedition when
His pilgrimage he hastened to begin.
Grade 12 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Which word best describes the Knight?
  1. Christian
  2. Villainous
  3. Honorable
  4. Admired
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4
In line 69, the speaker says "And in deportment meek as any maid."
The word DEPORTMENT as used in the line most likely means...
  1. The act of removing someone from a country
  2. To expel
  3. A person's manners
  4. Conducting oneself in a certain manner
Grade 12 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.11-12.4
The Knight's son is a squire. The word squire in the context of this passage most likely means...
  1. A man of high social standing
  2. A woman's escort
  3. A knight's apprentice
  4. A person involved in a romantic relationship