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. What does the woman send to her lover?

2. Why does the lady arrange to hold a tournament?

3. A beautiful lady is courted by whom?

4. In what town live two very valiant knights?

5. Why is the wife distraught?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Milun, a parallel is made between various aspects of the story.

Part 1) What parallel events take place? How are they similar?

Part 2) What is the purpose for these parallel events?

Part 3) How are these events similar to events found in other stories in this book?

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

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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