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. What does the Irish army do when Fergus turns and runs?

2. How do Cuchulain and Mann fight?

3. Medb wants Fergus to fight Cuchulain. Why doesn't he want to?

4. What should have Oengus done when he arrived to help Cuchulain?

5. Who is Fingin?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Heroism is a very common theme in stories of myth and legend. (a) in your own words, explain why you think this is so and the purpose it serves; (b) Give three examples of how Cuchulain is presented as a hero, for example, what characteristics and skills does the author describe; and (c) The story of Cuchulain's childhood is chronicled early in the book. Give at least two reasons why it is structured this way.

Essay Topic 2

A "motif" is an important idea or image that reoccurs in a literary work. Name four motifs that occur in The Battle Raid of Cooley and support each with two examples.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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