The Lais of Marie de France Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the lover begins to slow, what does the princess do?

2. Later, while the king is staying with Bisclavret near the home of Bisclavret's wife, the creature sees his wife and does what?

3. What does the woman convince a knight from a nearby land to do?

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

5. Arthur's advisers decide that if Lanval can prove the truth of his claim, what will happen to him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Guilliadun's body end up in a chapel?

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

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

5. What happens when Equitan falls in love?

6. How does Eliduc's wife save Guilliadun?

7. How does Eliduc fall in love with Guilliadun?

8. What does the king do at the end of the story?

9. How does the seneschal's wife respond to the king's interests? Why does she respond this way?

10. How does a knight's wife end up locked away?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Guigemar and the lady's love is unbreakable.

Part 1) How do you know it is unbreakable?

Part 2) How are these two rewarded for their unbreakable love and promise to each other?

Part 3) How is this metaphor still recognized today? How is this relevant to readers today?

Essay Topic 2

In Milun, a parallel is made between various aspects of the story.

Part 1) What parallel events take place? How are they similar?

Part 2) What is the purpose for these parallel events?

Part 3) How are these events similar to events found in other stories in this book?

Essay Topic 3

The mutual love of Guigemar and a lady heals him.

Part 1) How does he learn this will heal him? How might this influence his feelings for the lady?

Part 2) What is the meaning of this healing through love?

Part 3) Can love heal physical wounds? Why or why not?

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