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

2. Who does an old lord keep locked away?

3. After Bisclavret is missing a year, what does everyone assume?

4. What do these women do for Guigemar?

5. When do Equitan and the woman meet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the knight do with the potion before he begins the climb?

2. What does the husband do with the nightingale?

3. How does Eliduc's wife save Guilliadun?

4. What happens when Bisclavret sees his wife and her new husband? What are the reactions of others to Bisclavret's behavior?

5. What does the knight give the lady before he dies? Why?

6. How does Lanval end up arrested?

7. Who comes to this woman's rescue?

8. How does Eliduc fall in love with Guilliadun?

9. How does the story end?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Faith and one's ultimate reward are connected in Le Fresne's story.

Part 1) Describe Le Fresne's story. How was Le Fresne faithful? Why was she faithful?

Part 2) How is she rewarded? What does this reveal about the connection between faithfulness and reward?

Part 3) Should she have been faithful in this situation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When a person of higher status initiates a relationship with one of lower status, the results are disastrous.

Part 1) Describe two situations from this book such as this. Why are they disastrous?

Part 2) What does this reveal about one's social status at the time these stories were written?

Part 3) Is one's status important today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

There is a theme of what goes around comes around.

Part 1) How is this a theme? What is meant by this?

Part 2) Is this theme relevant today? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might knowledge of this theme affect one's behavior?

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