The Song of Roland Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Charlemagne take Bromimonde?

2. Who tells Charlemagne to pull it together?

3. Who is at Charlemagne's side when he arrives at the battleground?

4. In what is Charlemagne most interested?

5. What word does Baligant use to describe Charlemagne?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the tale, there is a great argument between Roland and his best friend and comrade, Oliver. Explain the conflict, what caused it, and how it was eventually resolved. Which side was correct?

Essay Topic 2

Charlemagne arrives at Spanish Pass to find all of his soldiers dead. Charlemagne begins to go after the fleeing Saracens but is stopped by an act of nature. What is the act? How is the situation remedied? The act of nature is a metaphor for what moral? Does the solution help or hurt Charlemagne's battle?

Essay Topic 3

Marsile, Baligant, Roland, and Charlemagne all have different methods of arranging their troops before battle. Compare the Saracens' methods against the French. Also compare Marsile's methods to Baligant's and Roland's methods to those employed by Charlemagne.

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