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.

Introductory Quiz

This quiz will help you to check any previous learning on this topic, and re-cap anything you may have forgotten. Once you have completed this, click ‘Close Quiz’ and then ‘Next’ below.


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  • Click "Close Video"
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Final Quiz

This quiz is a great way for you to test your learning from this lesson.

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