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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was the leader of the Youths of Ulster?
2. Why do the Irish fighters scorn Iliach as a warrior?
3. What did Fergus want Ailill to give him for the great battle?
4. Why did Cuchulain feel guilty about the Slaughter of the Youths?
5. Fergus approaches Cuchulain without a sword. Why?
Essay Topic 1
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:
b. Rising Action
d. Falling Action
e. Resolution (or denouement).
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
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.
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