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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who kills Iliach in the end?
2. What does Medb's watchman see running towards him?
3. What fraction of the Irish army survives Cuchulain's rage?
4. What does Fergus think what MacRoth saw in the woods is all about?
5. Who is Sencha?
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
(a) Explain what is meant by "mood" in a literary work.
(b) Give three examples of how mood might be portrayed to the reader.
(c) In Chapters 28 and 29 (The Slaying of Ferbaeth and The Combat of Larini MacNois) show how the mood of the novel changes due to the portrayal of Cuchulain and his actions and feelings.
Essay Topic 3
The tragic flaw is used in literary works to show the weakness of humans and how it influences the outcomes of many situations. Write a short essay wherein you list what you consider five fatal flaws and how they can have a serious influence on people's lives. Choose one of these fatal flaws and apply it to a character in The Cattle Raid at Cooley and show how it influences the outcome of the story.
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