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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. What does Equitan say about the woman's husband?
(a) If she truly loved Equitan, she would divorce her husband.
(b) He is a fool to not treat his wife better.
(c) If her husband were dead, he would be free to marry her.
(d) He should go fight in the Crusades.

2. Satisfied that Lanval has been vindicated, what does Arthur do to Lanval?
(a) He allows Lanval to return to the kingdom.
(b) He marries Lanval and his love.
(c) He lets Lanval be a knight again.
(d) He releases Lanval.

3. What does the man do to his wife?
(a) He drowns her.
(b) He banishes her from his home.
(c) He yells at her.
(d) He begs her to take him back.

4. To where does Lanval follow these women?
(a) A sumptuous tent.
(b) A beautiful meadow.
(c) A tree stump.
(d) A ship with silken sails.

5. After the wedding, the bride's mother brings her into the bed chamber. What does she recognize?
(a) Le Fresne's face.
(b) The veil.
(c) The ring on her daughter's finger.
(d) The fine cloth on the bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Le Fresne grows into womanhood, what happens?

2. What will happen to Guigemar if he does not suffer greatly in love?

3. Why does the woman say Lanval will no longer want for money?

4. After Bisclavret is missing a year, what does everyone assume?

5. Does Guigemar agree to do as the lord asks?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Lanval's love returned to him?

2. What decree does the king send out? Why?

3. What does the husband do with the nightingale?

4. What does Isolde urge Tristram to do? Why do they weep?

5. What happens when Guigemar goes hunting?

6. What is odd about Lanval and this woman's love?

7. How does this story end?

8. Who is Eliduc? What has happened to him?

9. What does the knight do with the potion before he begins the climb?

10. What happens as Le Fresne grows into womanhood?

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