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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Charlemagne remove from Roland?
2. What might prevent Charlemagne from following the Saracens?
3. Who appears to Roland in the night?
4. Ganelon claims that he must protect what?
5. What word does Baligant use to describe Charlemagne?
Essay Topic 1
There is a discussion shortly before Baligant goes to war about the strength of Charlemagne's troops. There are two sides to the debate. State both opinions, who held them, and which side turned out to be correct. Were the opinions formed on fact or supposition? How was one side proven wrong?
Essay Topic 2
In many ways, Charlemagne and Marsile represent the age old battle of good vs. evil. What liberties does the author take with details to prove that God is on Charlemagne's side? How does Marsile rely upon his religion like Charlemagne relies upon Christianity? Compare and contrast the behavior of each side and how they prepare for war.
Essay Topic 3
Ganelon professes hatred for Roland in the beginning of the tale and immediately plots Roland's death. Outline Ganelon's plan for Roland's execution and how it might be accomplished. Does Ganelon succeed? If so, how did the actual events compare to the original plan? What is the outcome regarding Ganelon?
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