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. Why is Cuchulain so angry he tears Mann to pieces?

2. What does Cethern have on his stomach to keep his organs inside?

3. Who was the leader of the Youths of Ulster?

4. Why did the Irish name the site of the battle the Tooth-Fight?

5. How does Cuchulain destroy Ferchu and his bandits?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mythical tales almost always contain elements of magic. (a) In your own words, explain why this is; (b) give four examples of magic as they apply to the warriors that confront Cuchulain, and (c) describe Morrigan the Fairy's actions in the book.

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:

(a) Cuchulain

(b) Fergus

(c) Ferdiad

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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