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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. The soldiers equated the plague as:
(a) God's wrath
(b) The end of time
(c) A harbinger of doom
(d) Marsile's evil curse

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

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

6. Who is the first person to volunteer to go to Saragossa?
(a) Ganelon
(b) Archbishop Turpin
(c) Duke Neimes
(d) Count Basan

7. What gift did Roland give to Charlemagne?
(a) Sword
(b) Apple
(c) Drawing
(d) Fever

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

9. How does Marsile expect the interaction to end?
(a) With the beheading of the hostages
(b) With the surrender of Saragossa
(c) The death of Charlemagne
(d) With another call to war

10. How does Ganelon refer to himself?
(a) Meek
(b) Loyal
(c) Ambitious
(d) Fierce

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

12. What sign of peace will go with Marsile's people?
(a) Dove
(b) White flag
(c) Bribe
(d) Olive branch

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

14. The poem does not address which of the following:
(a) Corruption
(b) Christianity
(c) Betrayal
(d) Violence

15. Who is the ruler of the region?
(a) Olivier
(b) Marsile
(c) Marseilles
(d) Roland

Short Answer Questions

1. Blancandrin is described as:

2. How does Charlemagne know that Ganelon has betrayed him?

3. Who/what is Murgles?

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

5. Which of the following will NOT be offered to Charlemagne?

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