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 King Mark?

2. What does the woman's lover do with what she has sent him?

3. In Britain lives a rich lord with a beautiful young wife who he keeps locked away due to what reason?

4. Who does Tristram love?

5. Near Exeter, Eliduc comes across a king who is at war for what reason?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In a couple of the stories the action is prophesied and various characters' destinies are pre-ordained.

Part 1) How is it prophesied in these stories? What is the purpose of this?

Part 2) Why are the characters' destinies pre-ordained? How does this compare to characters' lives in other stories?

Part 3) Do you believe in fate? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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