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. Near a high mountain is what city?

2. Impressed by the creature's apparent intelligence, what does the king do?

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

4. Giugemar does what if he will let him have the lady?

5. When another woman is chosen to be the lord's wife, what does Le Fresne do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens the night before the tournament?

2. What happens as Le Fresne grows into womanhood?

3. How is Guigemar's life threatened? Why is it threatened? What is the conclusion of this story?

4. How does Eliduc's wife save Guilliadun?

5. What does Arthur do about his arrested knight?

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

7. How does Eliduc fall in love with Guilliadun?

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

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

10. Describe the relationship between Bisclavret and his wife, prior to her learning about his becoming a werewolf?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is a theme of one suffering for true love.

Part 1) How is this a theme?

Part 2) Why might this be a popular theme for readers?

Part 3) Do you believe that one must suffer for true love? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

There is a theme of self-sacrifice and forgiveness.

Part 1) Where can this theme be found in this book?

Part 2) How does this theme connect many of the stories in this book?

Part 3) Why might this theme be important to the author? How might it be important to readers?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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