Wednesday, April 04, 2012

I Gave Him the Point

Humanities Exam: Bible Mythology and the Dark Ages

Question: What fictional hero went on a quest for the Holy Grail?

Eddie's Answer: Indiana Jones


  1. Isn't he right? What was the answer you were looking for?

  2. Perceval (Parsifal in English?) is the knight most associated with the Grail, so that's the answer I would have given. But I think at least some of the lais have Gauvain (Gawain) going after it, too. So I'd say this is a trick question.

  3. Both of your answers are correct, and I would have given credit for either. I didn't give the context of the material we'd covered in class, which was the basis for the question. I wouldn't call it a trick question, though. There's just multiple right answers.

    You get an A.

  4. Anonymous11:28 PM

    Multiple answers indeed! As AJ and JJD learned from the musical Spamalot, King Arthur and his entire entourage were on The Quest. "Find Your Grail", eh?

    Sir WillYum, The Not-Quite-So-Dashing-But-Still-Well-Intentioned