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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who encourages peace between Marsile and Ganelon?
(a) Marsile's wife
(b) High Priest
(c) Pagans
(d) Blancandrin

4. Oliver tells Roland that he has been...
(a) Superior
(b) Reckless
(c) Foolish
(d) Proud

5. How does Charlemagne refer to Ganelon?
(a) Soulless mercenary
(b) Devil incarnate
(c) Evil doer
(d) Traitorous fool

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

7. What is Roland's relationship to Charlemagne?
(a) Stableboy
(b) Son
(c) Nephew
(d) Courtier

8. Which of these things was NOT given to Ganelon by Charlemagne?
(a) Wand
(b) Glove
(c) Silver reins
(d) Letter

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

10. What is Ganelon to Roland?
(a) Stepfather
(b) Brother
(c) Cousin
(d) Uncle

11. Roland kills how many Saracens with his spear?
(a) 12
(b) 30
(c) 26
(d) 15

12. Roland asks Oliver's advice about what?
(a) Calling in reinforcements
(b) How to win Oliver's sister
(c) How to capture Marsile
(d) How to change strategy

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

14. When Ganelon met Marsile, he was enveloped in what?
(a) Veils
(b) Silks
(c) Women
(d) Trees

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What region remains beyond Charlemagne's grasp?

2. How did Basan and Basilie die?

3. The gift is worth more than what amount of money?

4. Marsile's nephew asks for how many barons?

5. According to Ganelon, Marsile begs Charlemagne to save who?

(see the answer keys)

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