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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. How did Basan and Basilie die?
(a) Beheaded
(b) Stabbed
(c) Hanged
(d) Starved

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

3. The poem states that Charlemagne cannot save himself from:
(a) Stupidity
(b) Treachery
(c) Mutiny
(d) Robbery

4. Who/what is Murgles?
(a) Horse
(b) Bird
(c) A mountain
(d) Sword

5. What type of pelt does Ganelon wear?
(a) Wolf
(b) Beaver
(c) Marten
(d) Chinchilla

Short Answer Questions

1. What religion is Charlemagne?

2. What will Marsile be offered if he converts to Christianity?

3. Who is the first person to volunteer to go to Saragossa?

4. Who brought news to Charlemagne?

5. How does Ganelon refer to himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when two of Charlemagne's counts went to Marsile to try and take over Saragossa? Which two counts went on the mission?

2. What actions best represent Baligant's troops' eagerness to forge ahead with the battle?

3. What causes Marsile and Ganelon to argue? What is the result of the argument?

4. What does Charlemagne do to ensure that Bromimonde converts to Christianity? How does Bromimonde respond to the treatment?

5. What is Charlemagne's reaction when he hears Roland's second call? What does Charlemagne request of his men?

6. What is Roland's reaction to Blancandrin's tale and promises?

7. How was Ganelon greeted when he approached Saragossa?

8. What does Ganelon tell Blancandrin of Charlemagne's plans?

9. What happens after Roland enters the grove of trees? How does Roland react?

10. What is the supposed reason that the city remains under the rule of another king?

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