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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the fairy refuse to help Cuchulain avenge the Slaughter of the Youths?
2. Why do the Irish fighters scorn Iliach as a warrior?
3. What happens when Donn is almost back to Cruachan?
4. What do the Ulstermen do with the Irish female slaves?
5. Why did the Irish pick Tamon to go to Cuchulain in disguise?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Define the literary term "antagonist". What is the role of an antagonist in literary works? Choose three of the characters below, and show why these characters are antagonists (with Cuchulain as the protagonist) in The Cattle Raid of Cooley (a) providing two examples of characteristics that make them an antagonist, and (b) providing two examples of situations where they behave as an antagonist..
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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