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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. When Le Fresne goes to live at the lord's castle with him, do they marry?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Probably.
(d) Maybe.

2. What are the king's advisers eager for him to do?
(a) Stay single.
(b) Send the woman back to her husband.
(c) Find a noble woman to marry.
(d) Marry the woman.

3. What will happen to Guigemar if he does not suffer greatly in love?
(a) His wound will never heal.
(b) He will never be happy.
(c) He will die alone.
(d) He will be happier.

4. Why does the king not wish to give his daughter up in marriage?
(a) He is devoted to his daughter.
(b) He will be lonely.
(c) He has found no worthy men.
(d) He trusts no one.

5. What does the princess tell her lover to do?
(a) Climb the mountain.
(b) Go to her aunt for a potion to give him the strength to carry her up the mountain.
(c) Talk to her father and work out a compromise.
(d) Train for the climb.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lanval is a worthy knight in the service of Arthur, but when Arthur hands out rewards to his knights, what happens to Lanval?

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

3. What does the other woman's mother intend to have Le Fresne do?

4. What rumor does one wife spread about having twins?

5. He returns to the king's court and does what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the knight give the lady before he dies? Why?

2. For what are the king's advisers eager? How does the woman feel about the situation?

3. What happens as Le Fresne grows into womanhood?

4. Why do a knight and his neighbor's wife send messages and gifts to each other?

5. What does the lady intend to write for the four knights? What does the knight think she should call it?

6. Why does a lady arrange a tournament?

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

8. What does the husband do with the nightingale?

9. What happens the night before the tournament?

10. What does Arthur do about his arrested knight?

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