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. How does the king's lover still feel?

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

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

4. What would happen if Bisclavret could not find his clothes?

5. While the woman's husband is out of the room, what do the woman and the king do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Bisclavret become a part of the king's household?

3. What is the woman's scheme?

4. What does the knight do regarding the potion during his climb?

5. Why does the lady believe that the knight's title is appropriate?

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

7. What happens when Milun returns home after achieving fame as a knight?

8. Who comes to this woman's rescue?

9. Why does a young wife need help?

10. What leads the princess to tell the knight to get a potion from her aunt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

These stories reflect beliefs, ideals, and conflict during the time in which the stories are written.

Part 1) How do these stories reflect the time in which they were written?

Part 2) How are they relevant to readers of that time?

Part 3) How are these stories relevant today? Will they continue to be relevant? Why or why not?

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