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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the doctors tell Cethern?
2. What does Cuchulain want the Ulstermen to do?
3. What do the dreams of the soldiers predict?
4. Who is next to fight the Irish after Menn?
5. What does Cuchulain have on each hand and foot?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Choose 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 2Point-of-view refers to the narrative voice of a literary work. What is the point-of-view in The Cattle Raid of Cooley? (a) Give three examples that show biases the narrator has in telling the story. For example, does the narrator always support the protagonist? (b) What is the "tone" of the narrative voice in The Cattle Raid of Cooley? Give three examples that show you support the narrative voice as being positive, negative, neutral, or all three at different times.
Essay Topic 3Choose 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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