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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 woman's husband returns, what does the king do?
2. What does the woman fear?
3. Does the king agree to this plan?
4. What are the king's advisers eager for him to do?
5. How do the king and his court react to Bisclavret's behavior?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the lord consent to marry La Codre?
2. How is Guigemar's life threatened? Why is it threatened? What is the conclusion of this story?
3. What excuse does the woman get for gazing out her window at night?
4. Why does the lady believe that the knight's title is appropriate?
5. How does the knight end up mortally wounded?
6. What happens as Le Fresne grows into womanhood?
7. What does Bisclavret do when he turns into a werewolf? What does his wife insist on knowing about her husband?
8. Why does a young wife need help?
9. How does the story end?
10. What does Isolde urge Tristram to do? Why do they weep?
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
Supernatural beings are found in several of these stories.
Part 1) What supernatural beings are found? Describe how they are used in each story.
Part 2) Why are supernatural beings used? What might they symbolize?
Part 3) Do these supernatural beings enhance the stories? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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