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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What occurrence happens to Charlemagne once again?
2. Where does Roland go when death is near?
3. Who prepares Roland for burial?
4. Who is at Charlemagne's side when he arrives at the battleground?
5. According to the poem, the French are prepared to earn their:
Essay Topic 1
After Charlemagne defeated Baligant, the French troops rode to Saragossa to take control of the city. Explain the actions taken by Charlemagne's men and the purpose behind each. What was the point of trying to convert the pagans? How did Marsile escape being taken back to Aix? What became of Bromimonde?
Essay Topic 2
Ganelon aided Marsile in devising a devious plot against Charlemagne and Roland. What were the details of Ganelon's plan? How was the plan kept from Charlemagne and Roland? Who was wise to the plan? How was Charlemagne eventually informed? Did Marsile and Ganelon both stick to the plan?
Essay Topic 3
In several parts of the poem, references are made to the swords belonging to various warriors, including Charlemagne, Roland, Oliver, Turpin, and Marsile. What is the significance of the sword in context with the story? Why did the soldiers give names to their swords? Why did Roland try to destroy his sword just before he died?
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