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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. What happens when he reaches the top?

2. How do the king and his court react to Bisclavret's behavior?

3. What happens to the deceitful wife?

4. When are the king's advisers dismayed?

5. While hunting near his home, Guigemar shoots what with an arrow?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does the king play in the woman's schemes?

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

3. What does Tristram compose? Why does he do this?

4. How do Milun and his son meet for the first time?

5. How is Lanval's love returned to him?

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

7. How does the woman learn that Le Fresne is her lost daughter?

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

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

10. What happens between the lovers at the end of the story?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Each story involves conflict surrounding the emotion of love.

Part 1) How is there conflict surrounding love? Why is there conflict?

Part 2) How does this conflict affect readers? What is the overall message sent by these stories?

Part 3) How is this conflict found in books and other media today? Why does this theme continue to be used?

Essay Topic 2

Bird imagery is found in several stories.

Part 1) Describe this bird imagery. What is the purpose of the birds in each story?

Part 2) Why might the author have chosen birds?

Part 3) What do birds symbolize today? How might this affect your interpretation of these stories?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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