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

Describe the God to whom Abelard and Heloise show their devotion. What does he want, how does he behave, and what kind of behavior does he encourage in human beings? Does he ever respond to their prayers? How, or why not?

Essay Topic 2

How would Abelard and Heloise answer Nietzsche's claim that Christian morality is slave morality that celebrates the weakness of the followers as against the master morality that celebrates the strength of the masters?

Essay Topic 3

Define the role of class status in The Letters of Abelard and Heloise. In what ways does Abelard and Heloise's class status affect their story? How would this story be different if they were poor from the outset?

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