The legendary King Arthur ruled Britain honorably and vanquished both human and supernatural foes. His loyal and righteous round table of knights accompanied him on many adventures. French writer Chrétien de Troyes wrote of sir Lancelot and the story of the Holy Grail. In the French region of Brittany, King Arthur is a well known personage. French and British lore and language have influenced one another throughout the ages. Les chevaliers session at Canoe Island French Camp focuses on these connections and culminates in our own quest for the Holy Grail and knighting of King Arthurs court! See how well versed you are in medieval knowledge.
1. qu'est-ce que c'est, "la joute"?
what is "jousting"?
2. qu'est-ce que signifie un blason?
what does a coat of arms represent?
3. quelles sont deux qualités d'un chevalier?
what are two qualities of a knight?
4. quelle tapisserie fameuse raconte l'histoire du Guillaume le conquérant?
what famous tapestry tells the story of William the conquerer?
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See how much you knew about le monde francophone by checking your answers.