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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. How does the knight who is now married to Bisclavret's wife end up coming to the king's castle?
(a) The king holds a festival and summons all the knights in his service.
(b) He is the king's brother.
(c) He is looking for work at the castle.
(d) The king summons him to the castle.

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

3. Equitan promises he will never take another and tells her that in love she is the master and he her subject. How does she respond to this?
(a) She agrees.
(b) She ignores him.
(c) She laughs at him.
(d) She still is reluctant.

4. Trapped, what does Bisclavret do?
(a) He begs for help.
(b) He kneels down before the king in a sign of mercy.
(c) He growls at the king.
(d) He hides in the bushes.

5. What reputation does Lanval soon gain?
(a) For being rich and attractive.
(b) For being generous and living honorably.
(c) For being brave and mighty.
(d) For being a coward and uncertain.

Short Answer Questions

1. While hunting near his home, Guigemar shoots what with an arrow?

2. This lord loves her, but how does she respond?

3. With whose wife does Equitan fall in love?

4. What does the woman want the knight to do?

5. What is the woman forced to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens as Le Fresne grows into womanhood?

3. What happens when Guigemar first arrives at Meriaduc's castle?

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

5. What role does the king play in the woman's schemes?

6. How does Lanval meet the love of his life?

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

8. How does Eliduc's wife save Guilliadun?

9. How does Le Fresne end up being raised by an abbess?

10. How does Eliduc fall in love with Guilliadun?

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