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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the messengers sleep?
(a) Tent
(b) Stable
(c) Palace
(d) Gardener's hut

2. What city did Marsile's soldier Valdabron take by treason?
(a) Madrid
(b) Rome
(c) Jerusalem
(d) Paris

3. Which of the following will NOT be offered to Charlemagne?
(a) Commitment to convert
(b) Silver
(c) Hostages
(d) Marsile's sword

4. What city does Ganelon go to to meet Charlemagne?
(a) Galne
(b) Aix
(c) Paris
(d) Saragossa

5. What gift does Marsile present to his nephew?
(a) Lance
(b) Gauntlet
(c) Mace
(d) Banneret

6. This stanza predicts:
(a) Embargo
(b) Loss
(c) Coup
(d) Defeat

7. To whom does Marsile pray?
(a) Allah
(b) Odin
(c) Yahweh
(d) Apollin

8. What gift does Marsile give to Ganelon?
(a) His wife
(b) Jewels
(c) His sword
(d) Sable skins

9. Out of what material is the fald-stool made?
(a) Ivory
(b) Fungus
(c) Leather
(d) Gold

10. What is the period of history called in which the story takes place?
(a) Medieval
(b) Dark Ages
(c) Reconstructionist
(d) Renaissance

11. Who is referred to as Charlemagne's henchman?
(a) Turpin
(b) Basilie
(c) Oliver
(d) Roland

12. The gift is worth more than what amount of money?
(a) 2,000 dollars
(b) 1,000 francs
(c) 300 Pesos
(d) 500 pounds

13. What material did the people use to create Marsile's throne?
(a) Mable
(b) Wood from a sacred tree
(c) Human bones
(d) Granite

14. Who is the first to meet Ganelon as he approaches Saragossa?
(a) Marsile's envoy
(b) Pagan high priest
(c) Marsile
(d) Blancandrin

15. Who asks for permission to kill Roland?
(a) Marsile
(b) Marsile's nephew
(c) Oliver
(d) Ganelon

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Aelroth?

2. When Ganelon met Marsile, he was enveloped in what?

3. Who does Ganelon refer to as a "courteous paladin?"

4. What is a "fald-stool?"

5. How many French generals are killed by Grandoine?

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