R.L. 1.1 Arthur and the Sword
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by Donna Torrent
| 10 Questions
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Which inference by Arthur is supported by the text?
Arthur believes himself to be the rightful king from an early age.
Arthur is one of ten chosen by the stone.
Arthur is a loyal and resourceful person.
Arthur will face problems because others want to be king.
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1
What sentence supports your answer in number 1?
"I will ride to the churchyard", he said, "and take that sword with me." So he rode into the churchyard, tied his horse to the stile, and went up to the stone. The guards were away to the tourney, and the sword was there, alone.
"I will ride to the churchyard", he said, "and take that sword with me."
So he rode into the churchyard, tied his horse to the stile, and went up to the stone.
The guards were away to the tourney, and the sword was there, alone.

3
1
In the meantime, splendid jousts were held outside London, and both knights and commons were bidden. Which defintion best defines jousts?
contests in which knights fight common people
parties held at the palace to celebrate the dead king
competitions in which knights fight each other on horses
4
1
Which sentence from the text best supports the inference that Britain needed a peaceful way of finding a new king to replace Uther?
"Once there was a great king in Britain named Uther, and when he died the other kings and princes disputed over the kingdom, each wanting it for himself..." (paragraph 1)
"When the service was over, there appeared a strange stone in the churchyard, against the high altar." (paragraph 2)
It was a great white stone, like marble, with something sunk in it that looked like a steal anvil..." (paragraph 2)
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1
Which sentence from the text best supports another inference that Britain needed a peaceful way of finding a new king to replace Uther?
"In the meantime, splendid jousts were held outside London, and both knights and commons were bidden." (paragrpah 4)
It was Christmas time, and in the great cathedral a solemn service was held, and prayer was made that some sign should be given to show who was the rightful king." (paragraph 2)
"So he rode into the churchyard, tied his horse to the stile, and went up to the stone." (paragraph 7)
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1
When Arthur decides to take the sword from the stone, he has not yet heard about the message that was written on it.
Which sentence from the text best supports this inference?
"Many of the knights tried to pull the sword from the stone, hoping to be king." (paragraph 3)
Arthur said to himself, "My brother Sir Kay should not be without a sword this day." (paragraph 7)
"Why me?" said Arthur. (paragraph 11)
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1
Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word disputed in the following sentence.

Once there was a great king named Uther, and when he died the other kings and princes disputed over the kingdom, each wanting it for himself. ..
agreed to have no king
argued about with strong feelings
decided to take turns being king
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1
Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word appointed in the following sentence.

Then they set a guard of ten knights to keep the stone, and the archbishop appointed a day when all should come together to try at the stone-----
scheduled
rejected
overthrew
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1
Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word allegiance in the following sentence.

So Arthur became king of Britain, and all gave him allegiance.
disloyalty
loyalty
rebellion
10
1
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