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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Larini is a weak fighter but is being sent to fight Cuchulain. Why?
2. What did Cuchulain get the man of Ireland to tell him?
3. What does Medb offer Cuchulain if he will stop killing her men?
4. Why is Finnabair killed?
5. What does Cuchulain do each night?
Short Essay Questions
1. At the mid-way point, how is the progress of the great battle?
2. Describe Cuchulain's actions in "Now of the Battle".
3. How do the Irish women react to Cuchulain in his regular clothing and hairstyle?
4. Why does Cethern's lack of patience and better judgment cause his death?
5. How does Cuchulain feel about Fergus? Why doesn't this stop him from killing Etarcumul?
6. How does the fairy Morrigan disguise herself while Loch is battling with Cuchulain? Is she successful in stopping Cuchulain?
7. How do the Irish underestimate Iliach?
8. How does Medb anger Cuchulain by sending six druids to fight him?
9. Who is Orlam and what happens to him?
10. Why does Fergus decide to talk to Medb? What does he tell Medb about what Cuchulain wants to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain what foreshadowing is and how it is used in The Cattle Raid of Cooley, citing three examples. Include in two of these examples how the paranormal is used: for example, prophets, witches, fairies, etc.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the exposition and the resolution components in The Cattle Raid of Cooley, as they relate to the state of the kingdoms of Ireland and Ulster, citing specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Choose either of the following:
(a) Explain and give examples that support the characterization of Cuchulain as a superhuman young man with magical qualities. Compare and contrast this with the character of Medb, as presented in the book. Why does the author present the characters this way?
(b) Cuchulain is also presented as fairly ruthless early in the book but later on we start to see his more vulnerable, human side. Compare and contrast these two sides of Cuchulain's nature, citing four examples for each.
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