可汗SAT语法48篇：Searching for Guinevere
Questions 1-5 are bases on the following passage.
Searching for Guinevere
Stories of kings and queens have captivated readers for centuries, and arguably, the tales of King Arthur and Guinevere are among the most enchanting. Arthur ruled the kingdom of Camelot, and Guinevere was his queen. But were they real people or fictional characters? The debate has continued for centuries. Though many scholars have found evidence that the legendary Arthur was, at the very least, based on a real person who lived in Britain roughly between 450 and ① 500 CE. They continue to search for the historical identity of Guinevere. Guinevere first appeared as King Arthur‘s queen in one of the most widely-studied works of Arthurian literature, ②The History of the Kings of Britain. This book was written by Geoffrey of Monmouth around 1135 CE. Geoffrey‘s historical treatment of the legend is often ③sited as evidence that the queen of Camelot existed, as the book chronicles the lives of a number of historical rulers.
Guinevere is identified by Geoffrey as a noblewoman of Roman descent who met King Arthur in the court of Duke Cador of Cornwall, where she lived as a ward. ④ In Malory‘s portrayal, Guinevere had no real power as a monarch but served as a kind of spiritual leader, providing guidance and moral support to the knights in their roles as defenders of the kingdom. Le Morte d‘ Arthur was also one of the first works to reference Guinevere‘s romance with the knight, Sir Lancelot.
As many Arthurian scholars know, the distinction between history and literature was blurred in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the true identity of Guinevere may never be known with certainty. Yet regardless of whether Guinevere was real or fictional, her story⑤ had endured centuries—and through each retelling, she continues to live on in the imaginations of people around the world.
A) NO CHANGE
B) 500 CE. Continuing
C) 500 CE, continuing
D) 500 CE, they continue
2、Which choice most effectively combines the sentences at the underlined portion?
A) The History of the Kings of Britain, and this book
B) The History of the Kings of Britain, which
C) a book called The History of the Kings of Britain, as this
D) a book called The History of the Kings of Britain, and this
A) NO CHANGE
Which choice most effectively sets up the portrayal of Guinevere discussed in the rest of the paragraph?
A) Three centuries later, however, Thomas Malory painted a very different portrait of Guinevere in Le Morte d‘Arthur.
B) Sir Thomas Malory was an English knight and Member of Parliament who also wrote extensively about the history of the British monarchy.
C) Many historians believe that the portrayal of Arthur and Guinevere in Sir Thomas Malory‘s Le Morte d‘Arthur was actually a political commentary on the War of the Roses (1455-1487 CE).
D) In Le Morte d‘Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes an idyllic England under King Arthur and Guinevere, which eventually collapses into chaos and political unrest. E. I would be guessing.
A) NO CHANGE
B) was enduring
C) would have endured
D) has endured