Journeys in literature: Cold Mountain

In this lesson, we will start with a quick quiz. We’ll then be looking at quest narratives and how Cold Mountain fits into this literary genre, particularly in relation to the Odyssey. We will have reflection points throughout the lesson to help you think through our new learning and make links to ideas we have already explored. You'll be reading a new extract from Cold Mountain today, one which focuses on our second protagonist, Ada, and her journey. At the close of the lesson, there will be a learning recap quiz to consolidate today’s learning content.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which war is the backdrop to the narrative?

1/5

Q2.What insect is surrounding Inman throughout the extract?

2/5

Q3.Whereabouts is Inman's wound located?

3/5

Q4.Inman has left a loved one behind. What is her name?

4/5

Q5.What type of bird is Inman reminded of at the end of the extract?

5/5

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which war is the backdrop to the narrative?

1/5

Q2.What insect is surrounding Inman throughout the extract?

2/5

Q3.Whereabouts is Inman's wound located?

3/5

Q4.Inman has left a loved one behind. What is her name?

4/5

Q5.What type of bird is Inman reminded of at the end of the extract?

5/5

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Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Journeys in literature - Cold Mountain

Q1.What is the first stage of a quest narrative?

1/5

Q2.When the protagonist reaches the abyss one of 3 things could occur. Which option is not true?

2/5

Q3.Which war did Odysseus fight in?

3/5

Q4.Who was Penelope making a shroud for?

4/5

Q5.Who wrote the poem 'Angel in the House'?

5/5

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Quiz:

Learning Recap Quiz

Journeys in literature - Cold Mountain

Q1.What is the first stage of a quest narrative?

1/5

Q2.When the protagonist reaches the abyss one of 3 things could occur. Which option is not true?

2/5

Q3.Which war did Odysseus fight in?

3/5

Q4.Who was Penelope making a shroud for?

4/5

Q5.Who wrote the poem 'Angel in the House'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Journeys in literature: Cold Mountain

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