Short Essay Questions Key
1. How was the Guerre's home village of Hendaye and their new village, Artigat, the same?
The Guerre's home village, Hendaye, and their new village, Artigat, both were governed by weak leaders, allowing peasants to escape paying fees (taxes) to the local "lord." Disputes were often settled by peers, which at that time and in that area of the world, was nontraditional.
2. If the Guerre's home village of Hendaye and their new village, Artigat, were the same, why did the Guerres move?
It's not entirely clear why the Guerres left their home village. The author suggests two possible reasons. The first reason is that the Guerre family had to leave Hendaye for personal reasons. The other reason the author suggests is that they may have had to leave because the troops passing through were destroying their village.
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