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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which animal was not taken on the journey as a gift?
(a) Wolf
(b) Camel
(c) Hawk
(d) Mule

2. What is Ganelon's plan once he reaches Saragossa?
(a) Subservience
(b) Begging
(c) Trickery
(d) Bullying

3. Archbishop Turpin kills which mystical Saracen?
(a) Witch
(b) Wizard
(c) Enchanter
(d) Seer

4. What type of pelt does Ganelon wear?
(a) Marten
(b) Beaver
(c) Chinchilla
(d) Wolf

5. Which animal was tethered with a leash?
(a) Bear
(b) Greyhound
(c) Hawk
(d) Lion

6. What does Charlemagne do on the morning of Ganelon's return?
(a) Throws Ganelon in jail
(b) Goes to mass
(c) Frees Marsile's slaves
(d) Prepares to return home

7. Who tries to make peace between Roland and Oliver?
(a) Marsile
(b) Charlemagne
(c) Turpin
(d) Naimon

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

9. Marsile believes that Charlemagne will grow...
(a) Old
(b) Faint
(c) Ill
(d) Bitter

10. The poem states that Charlemagne cannot save himself from:
(a) Stupidity
(b) Mutiny
(c) Treachery
(d) Robbery

11. At the end of the first battle, how many Saracens are left alive?
(a) 4
(b) 1
(c) 0
(d) 8

12. How many times does Roland sound the horn?
(a) 3
(b) 7
(c) 10
(d) 12

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

14. What did Charlemagne do after hearing about Marsile's willingness to convert?
(a) Bowed his head
(b) Laughed
(c) Sent Blancandrin away
(d) Called for the Archbishop

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a "fald-stool?"

2. Who is referred to as Charlemagne's henchman?

3. What item(s) does Ganelon give to Charlemagne?

4. What gift does Marsile present to his nephew?

5. Who asks for permission to kill Roland?

(see the answer keys)

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