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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Oliver says he would rather die than face what?
(a) Marsile
(b) Gallows
(c) Religious persecution
(d) Shame

2. Who is sent ahead to act as lookout for Roland?
(a) Ganelon
(b) Basan
(c) Oliver
(d) Naimon

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

4. Blancandrin is described as:
(a) Wise and gallant
(b) Brilliant and deceitful
(c) Devious and cruel
(d) Ignorant and unkempt

5. What is the name of Oliver's sword?
(a) Murgles
(b) Escababi
(c) Halteclere
(d) Alphaien

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

7. Who is Baldwin?
(a) Ganelon's son
(b) Roland's best friend
(c) Courtier
(d) Stablehand

8. To whom does Charlemagne turn to for counsel?
(a) Baron
(b) Father
(c) Priest
(d) Archbishop

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

10. Where do Charlemagne's people meet?
(a) Orchard
(b) Festival
(c) Stable
(d) Palace

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

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

13. How long has Charlemagne been at war?
(a) 10 years
(b) 4 years
(c) 5 years
(d) 7 years

14. What is another name for Charlemagne?
(a) Carmine
(b) Charles
(c) Chaplin
(d) Carl

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Marsile pray?

2. How does Marsile expect the interaction to end?

3. What type of pelt does Ganelon wear?

4. Which animal was tethered with a leash?

5. What plagues the soldiers on the field?

(see the answer keys)

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