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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who asks for permission to kill Roland?
(a) Ganelon
(b) Marsile's nephew
(c) Marsile
(d) Oliver

3. Which of these words does NOT describe Abisme?
(a) Fierce
(b) Loyal
(c) Evil
(d) Skittish

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

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

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

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

8. How many hostages will be presented?
(a) None
(b) 25-50
(c) 10-20
(d) 100

9. How do Charlemagne's people refer to themselves?
(a) Franks
(b) Prussian
(c) Loyal
(d) Undeserving

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

11. 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) 100,000
(c) 400,000
(d) 250,000

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

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

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

15. Out of what material is the fald-stool made?
(a) Fungus
(b) Ivory
(c) Gold
(d) Leather

Short Answer Questions

1. What plagues the soldiers on the field?

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

3. Who encourages peace between Marsile and Ganelon?

4. Ganelon tells Charlemagne that Marsile's traitorous men met with what fate?

5. What do the pagans call Ganelon?

(see the answer keys)

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