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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 would happen if Bisclavret could not find his clothes?
(a) He would be embarrassed.
(b) He would need new clothes.
(c) He would be naked.
(d) He would remain a werewolf forever.

2. On what does Lanval's lover enter?
(a) A black bull.
(b) A white horse.
(c) A white deer.
(d) A black horse.

3. What happens to the deceitful wife?
(a) She is banished from the kingdom.
(b) She gives birth to twin girls later that year.
(c) She is killed.
(d) She is unable to have children.

4. What happens to Lanval after his encounter with the queen?
(a) He is sent to his love.
(b) His life is threatened.
(c) He is arrested.
(d) He is banished.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens after these first maidens approach the court?

2. Why does the king not wish to give his daughter up in marriage?

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

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

5. After the wedding, the bride's mother brings her into the bed chamber. What does she recognize?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Meriaduc learn of the lady's love for another man? What does he do about this?

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

4. What does Arthur do about his arrested knight?

5. Why does a maiden give her child to her sister?

6. How do the lovers show their love? What promise do they make to each other?

7. What does the woman do so she may marry a knight from a nearby land?

8. How does the knight end up mortally wounded?

9. How does the story end?

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

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