The Letters of Abelard and Heloise Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 Peter the Venerable say about Abelard?

2. Where is weakness taken into account, according to Heloise?

3. Where does Heloise find justification for what she asks Abelard in Letter 6?

4. What step did the sender recommend Abelard to take to change his position?

5. What did the sender of Letter 9 advise Abelard to do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the power of prayer supposed to be in these letters? Are the letters themselves prayers? How is prayer distinct from these letters?

Essay Topic 2

What does 'love' mean to Abelard and Heloise? How do their letters--and their actions--define it?

Essay Topic 3

Make an annotated map of the places where Abelard and Heloise's story unfolded, including Abelard's late travels. What does the map show us about the story? How did the landscape and geography affect the story?

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