-“I am glad / That I shall have from your hand what I asked for here”-“And that you have repeated fully, in your own words, / The whole of the covenant I asked of the King”-“Only now you must swear to me, upon your word”
How do the values of chivalry affect the characters in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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Sample response:The knights at Camelot exhibit behaviors that reflect chivalry. When the Green Knight arrives, he challenges the knights’ honor. Sir Gawain asks King Arthur to let him accept the challenge. He wants to show his loyalty to the king, which is a value of chivalry. Then, the Green Knight makes him promise to keep his word, which is another value of chivalry. If Sir Gawain does not keep his promise, the Green Knight says, he will be a coward.
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“When they had washed well, they went to sit at the table,The most famous knights nearest the top, as was proper,And Guenever, in high spirits, was seated in the middle of them,In the arrangement of the famous table, with them arrayed around her,Fine silk, furthermore, in a canopy over her,Of Toulouse red, and many Tharsian tapestriesEmbroidered and set with the finest of jewelsThat would have cost a great deal if someone had triedto buy them.The most beautiful there was the Queen,Flashing her gray eye.No one had ever seenAnyone lovelier in his day.”

Based on the excerpt, what conclusion can readers draw about Guenever?


she is held in high esteem
Which characteristics were part of the medieval code of chivalry? Check all that apply.
-loyalty-morality-faithfulness
Which descriptions portray a chivalric hero? Check all that apply.
-one who risks his life to protect his lord-one who fulfills a promise to the queen-one who upholds strict moral values
Which statement best describes knights in the Middle Ages?
Knights were professional warriors who helped nobles protect their land.
Which of the following is the best definition of chivalry?
the behavior and conduct expected of medieval knights
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“No, I tell you in good faith, it is not a fight I have come for.These are nothing but beardless boys around this bench.If I were buckled in armor on a big horse,There is no man here strong enough to be worth riding against.And so in this court I call for a Christmas game . . .”

What chivalric value does the Green Knight display in the excerpt?


the morality of fair play
Which of the following is the best definition of feudalism?
a government in which nobles have judicial, political, and military control over an area
Read the excerpt from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

“This King was staying at Camelot at ChristmastimeWith many fair lords and the most beautiful ladiesAnd the whole high brotherhood of the Round TableIn happy festivity and the high revels of the season.”

What element of medieval court culture is evident in the excerpt?


the camaraderie of nobles and knights
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“By God,” the Green Knight said, “I am gladThat I shall have from your hand what I asked for here,And that you have repeated fully, in your own words,The whole of the covenant I asked of the King:Only now you must swear to me, upon your word,That you will expect, for yourself, wherever you manageTo find me on earth, to be repaid in kindFor what you accord me today before this high company.”

Which statement best describes the chivalric value addressed in the excerpt?


The Green Knight insists on Gawain’s moral obligation in their agreement.

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Read the excerpt from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

“Yet Arthur would not eat until they were all served.He seemed full of the joy of youth, almost a boy.He was happy with his life; he cared littleFor lying in bed or sitting still for a long time,His young blood so stirred him and his wild brain.And there was a custom, besides, that he meant to keep,That he had assumed in his noble way: he would not eatOn such a holiday until he had been toldA tale all new of some wonderful event . . .”

Which textual evidence best supports the conclusion that Arthur respects tradition?


And there was a custom, besides, that he meant to keep, that he had assumed in his noble way

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