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. How does Cuchulain destroy Ferchu and his bandits?

2. The men who fought the Irish after Menn were killed. How were they killed?

3. How does Laeg make Cuchulain feel better about not fighting?

4. Who does Donn the bull fight?

5. Who comes to help Cuchulain after Catalin beats him into the ground?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Explain what is meant by "plot structure". Explain the following elements in two or three sentences each, of plot structure as they apply to The Cattle Raid of Cooley:

a. Exposition

b. Rising Action

c. Climax

d. Falling Action

e. Resolution (or denouement).

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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