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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes to help Cuchulain heal after his battle with Ferdiad?
2. What do the doctors tell Cethern?
3. Where will Medb and Ailill say they will see Menn again?
4. What do the people who help Cuchulain after the battle with Ferdiad put on his wounds?
5. What do the Ulstermen do with the Irish female slaves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Point-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 2
Pride as a personal characteristic is prevalent in The Cattle Raid of Cooley. Show how pride is shown as a characteristic of these warriors and provide two instances where pride influences their decisions or actions:
Essay Topic 3
The pairing of conflict and archetypes are almost always elements of heroic tales. Considering this,
(a) define conflict and cite three examples of conflict in the novel,
(b) define archetypes and cite three examples of archetypes in the novel, (c) explain how conflict is built into the structure of The Cattle-Raid of Cooley, and
(d) explain how archetypes are used in Man vs. Man conflicts.
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