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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the account in "Arrest Memorable" depict the impostor's memory?
(a) "Arrest Memorable" understates the impostor's memory.
(b) "Arrest Memorable" exaggerates the impostor's memory.
(c) "Arrest Memorable" suggests the impostor's memory is selective.
(d) "Arrest Memorable" suggests the impostor's memory average.

2. Of the many arguments made about the people involved in the Martin Guerre case, what argument was made about Bernarde du Tilh?
(a) That the impostor's family should have raised Bernarde.
(b) That Martin should not have had to share his house with Bernarde.
(c) That Bernarde should have been banished.
(d) That Bernarde had no right to inherit Arnuad's estate.

3. What happened to Judge Jean de Coras after his religious beliefs became known?
(a) He went bankrupt.
(b) He made a lot of money from his book.
(c) He became famous.
(d) He was expelled from being a judge.

4. Judge Coras is said to have believed marriage was between the couple and God. What religious view did this belief relate to in the 1500's?
(a) Protestant.
(b) Buddist.
(c) Catholic.
(d) Christian.

5. What was the title of the article Jean de Coras wrote about marriage?
(a) "The Admirable History of the Pseudo-Martin of Toulouse".
(b) "Arreste Memorable".
(c) "Clandestine Marriages".
(d) "War and Peace".

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Guillaume Le Sueur get most of his information to write his book about Martin Guerre?

2. How old was Judge Jean de Coras when the second trial began?

3. How old was Jean de Coras when he received his doctorate degree?

4. Bertrande immediately recognized Martin and ran to hug him. What did she ask him for?

5. What was the impostor's sentence in the first trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the dedications in Coras' books help him career-wise?

2. Why does Coras describe Martin's arrival, "Like a miracle."

3. In Coras' "comitragic" version of "Arrest Memorable" he wrote that a woman doing what she pleased with her body is worse than what the impostor did. What did he mean?

4. What did Martin say when Bertrande said everyone was fooled by the impostor?

5. Why did Coras find the impostor remarkable even after having been fooled by him?

6. Proving that a man is not who he says he is, in the 16th century, is difficult to nearly impossible. In Chapter 7, what are some ways for proving identity that the author mentions?

7. What was the impostor's response to Martin's arrival in the days after their initial confrontation?

8. Why wouldn't a confession from the impostor be enough to prove his guilt?

9. A monitoire was read to Catholic church members in Artigat and Sajas. What is a monitoire?

10. Given that three people said they recognized the impostor even after he'd been living with Bertrande, do you think he would have eventually been exposed?

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