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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Turpin reminds the troops to keep what item?
(a) Courage
(b) Ambition
(c) Honor
(d) Faith

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

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

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

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

6. What event will be celebrated with Charlemagne?
(a) The King's birthday
(b) Baptism
(c) Festival of St. Michael
(d) Christmas

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

8. 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) 100,000
(c) 1,000,000
(d) 250,000

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

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

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

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

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

14. Marsile is concerned about his lack of what item?
(a) Wit
(b) Army
(c) Faith
(d) Weapons

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ganelon's plan once he reaches Saragossa?

2. What gift does Marsile present to his nephew?

3. Under what type tree does Charlemagne sit?

4. What is the name of Marsile's brother?

5. How does the poem refer to Blancandrin?

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