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King Arthur Webquest

In Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty, Kevin (aka "Freak") and Max imagine that they are knights of King Arthur's Round Table, and that they are going on adventures. Freak describes the legend of King Arthur to Max. Using this webquest, you will find information about King Arthur, and will answer the provided questions.

Answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper. You do not need to recopy each of the questions, but do make sure that you number your answers.

Questions:

1.) How did Arthur become the king of England?

2.) Who is Merlin? How is he important to the King Arthur legend?

3.) According to legend, how did King Arthur acquire the Excalibur sword? (Hint: it is NOT the same as the "sword in the stone").

4.) Who was Guinevere?  Give three important details about her.

5.) Describe King Arthur's Round Table. What was its purpose?

6.) What was the Holy Grail? How was it important in the King Arthur legend?

7.) Describe Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. What is their relationship to one another
and to King Arthur?
Websites and Links:
Use the following links to answer the above questions. Explore each site to find the answers to your questions. Read the information that you find thoroughly.

History of Caerleon:
http://www.caerleon.net/history/arthur/index.htm

Arthurian Legend:
http://www.arthurian-legend.com/

Legend of Excalibur:
http://www.timelessmyths.com/arthurian/excalibur.html

Round Table:
http://library.thinkquest.org/6148/round.htm

The Quest for the Holy Grail:
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/features/mythical/grail.html