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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ganelon proposes that Marsile send what to Charlemagne?
(a) 1,000 francs
(b) Mercenaries
(c) Sable skins
(d) Hostages

2. Out of what material is Ganelon's cloak made?
(a) Deer skin
(b) Wool
(c) Sable
(d) Nylon

3. Ganelon recommends that Marsile send "five score thousand" pagans to defeat the troops left behind. How many is "five score thousand?"
(a) 400,000
(b) 250,000
(c) 1,000,000
(d) 100,000

4. What is the name of Ganelon's horse?
(a) Tachebrun
(b) Murgles
(c) Trigger
(d) Excalibur

5. According to Marsile, Charlemagne is how old?
(a) 139 years
(b) 200 years
(c) 1000 months
(d) 90 years

6. What is Roland's title?
(a) Duke
(b) Baron
(c) Count
(d) Prince

7. How does Roland repay Grandoine?
(a) Pays him in gold
(b) Chases him out of the valley
(c) Cuts off his head
(d) Has him sent to the gallows

8. What religion is Charlemagne?
(a) Pagan
(b) Anglican
(c) Lutheran
(d) Catholic

9. How many French generals are killed by Grandoine?
(a) 1
(b) 4
(c) 6
(d) 9

10. How do Charlemagne's people refer to themselves?
(a) Prussian
(b) Undeserving
(c) Loyal
(d) Franks

11. What will Marsile be offered if he converts to Christianity?
(a) Life in a monastery
(b) Half of Spain
(c) Reprieve from execution
(d) A place in Charlemagne's royal court

12. What does Oliver request from Roland?
(a) More soldiers
(b) Money
(c) Another horse
(d) More weapons

13. What is the name of Marsile's brother?
(a) Ganelon
(b) Falsaron
(c) Aelroth
(d) Naimon

14. What is Ganelon's plan to achieve peace?
(a) Abandon his post
(b) Kill Roland
(c) Convince Charlemagne to become pagan
(d) Deceive both Marsile and Charlemagne

15. In Charlemagne's dream, what animal did he see?
(a) Rat
(b) Elephant
(c) Mule
(d) Leopard

Short Answer Questions

1. Roland kills how many Saracens with his spear?

2. With which country is Charlemagne at war?

3. How many pagans arrived carrying olive branches?

4. Where is Charlemagne's home?

5. To whom does Charlemagne turn to for counsel?

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