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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the poem refer to Blancandrin?
(a) Warrior
(b) Pagan
(c) Greedy
(d) Monster

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

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

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

8. How is Oliver described?
(a) Brilliant
(b) Impulsive
(c) Gentle
(d) Resourceful

9. In Charlemagne's dream, what animal did he see?
(a) Mule
(b) Elephant
(c) Leopard
(d) Rat

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

11. Who brought news to Charlemagne?
(a) Blancandrin
(b) Roland
(c) Turpin
(d) Oliver

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

13. Ganelon says that Charlemagne would rather die than leave his...
(a) Banneret
(b) Mace
(c) Palace
(d) Wife

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

15. With which country is Charlemagne at war?
(a) Russia
(b) Italy
(c) Spain
(d) France

Short Answer Questions

1. What region remains beyond Charlemagne's grasp?

2. Turpin reminds the troops to keep what item?

3. Which one of the following is not a reason to summon Charlemagne?

4. According to Blancandrin, who is responsible for giving bad advice to Charlemagne?

5. What is a "fald-stool?"

(see the answer keys)

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