The Cattle Raid of Cooley Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Irish woman react to Cuchulain's appearance?

2. Where will Medb and Ailill say they will see Menn again?

3. Who is killed by the bulls while they fight?

4. Fergus approaches Cuchulain without a sword. Why?

5. What is the result of Cuchulain's anger fit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose four short examples of dialogue that appear in The Cattle Raid at Cooley and describe it in the context of (1) mood; (b) characterization; and (c) conflict. Make sure you identify each of the characters in the dialogue, the situation, and the chapter title.

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

The battle that ensues over Dann of Cooley is a direct result of Medb's ambition. Show (1) how this ambition ultimately leads to much loss of life among the Irish and the Ulstermen; and (2) how ambition is Medb's tragic flaw and how it relates the resolution at the end of the book.

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