Short Essay Questions Key
1. What news do Marie-Charlotte and Alexandrine bring to the Abbess and the other nuns?
Marie-Charlotte and Alexandrine bring news of violence and revolution that are spreading throughout the country, while at the same time the Bishop of Autun is moving to seize the financial assets of the country's various religious orders.
2. What is the treasure of the Abbey which the Abbess and nuns vow cannot fall into the hands of the Bishop of Autun?
The treasure of the Abbey which the Abbess and nuns vow cannot fall into the hands of the Bishop of Autun is a chess set given to Charlemagne by his opponent, Garin.
3. What type of wager did Charlemagne supposedly propose to Garin and what did the Arab soldiers explain would be the result of this type of wager?
Charlemagne proposed a blood wager with Garin, which the Arab soldiers explain is the foundation of a key belief that the individual making the wager can find paradise on Earth.
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