The Lais of Marie de France Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is waiting for Isolde?

2. When her husband asks why she goes to the window every night, what does she say?

3. What does the woman's lover give her?

4. Eliduc cleverly helps defeat the king's enemies and is rewarded how?

5. She tells Milun to take the child to be raised by whom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At many times during this book, adultery is not condemned. Part 1) When is adultery not condemned? Why is it not condemned? Part 2) How might readers at the time these stories were created react to this? Why might they react this way? Part 3) How does the idea of adultery being noble affect readers today? Why?

Essay Topic 2

The mutual love of Guigemar and a lady heals him. Part 1) How does he learn this will heal him? How might this influence his feelings for the lady? Part 2) What is the meaning of this healing through love? Part 3) Can love heal physical wounds? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In Chaitivel, a lady cannot choose a husband from her suitors. Part 1) Why can she not choose a husband from her suitors? How does she remedy this? Part 2) Is this a good way to choose a mate? Why or why not? What does this reveal about her? Part 3) What is the moral of this story? What might readers think of this story? Why?

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