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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What item(s) does Ganelon give to Charlemagne?
(a) 1,000 slaves
(b) Keys to Marsile's palace
(c) Bags of gold
(d) Marsile's horse

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

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

5. In Charlemagne's dream, what item does Ganelon break?
(a) Lance
(b) Ganelon's fald-stool
(c) Pact of loyalty
(d) Goblet

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Marsile, Charlemagne is how old?

2. What gift did Roland give to Charlemagne?

3. The poem does not address which of the following:

4. Who is the first to meet Ganelon as he approaches Saragossa?

5. What is the name of Ganelon's horse?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which of Charlemagne's highest ranking officers is by his side when the king arrives at the battle? How do the men react to the carnage?

2. What is Marsile's attitude toward Charlemagne? How will the King approach his rival?

3. How do Marsile's messengers intend to deceive Charlemagne? Why do they think the Emperor will fall for it?

4. What is the final message from the angel to Charlemagne? How does Charlemagne respond?

5. What is Bromimonde's reaction to being taken to France? How does Charlemagne treat Bromimonde?

6. Marsile nearly makes a fatal mistake when devising the first plan. What is the initial plan and what was the mistake?

7. How many divisions are there? Where are they placed? What is the purpose of different locations?

8. What is the final plan that will allow Marsile to defeat Charlemagne's men?

9. According to part one, what is Roland's role in the Song of Roland?

10. What is Charlemagne's reaction when the governors and nobles approach him with the idea that Ganelon should be spared? What happens next?

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