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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. What story does the author say compares to "The Return of Martin Guerre?"
(a) "There and Back Again."
(b) "Decameron."
(c) "Cameron Rose."
(d) "The Heart of Love."

2. Who intervened when Martin got upset about the situation?
(a) Judge Jean de Coras.
(b) Bertrande.
(c) Sanxi.
(d) Pierre.

3. While in jail, Bertrande was questioned by Judge Coras. How did Bertrande change her story?
(a) Bertrande admitted she knew the impostor was not Martin.
(b) She didn't; Bertrande stuck to her story.
(c) Bertrande said she suspected the impostor was not Martin, but wasn't sure.
(d) Bertrande said the impostor threatened her if she ever told the truth.

4. How old was Judge Jean de Coras when the second trial began?
(a) Thrity-five.
(b) Twenty-five.
(c) Forty-five.
(d) Fifty-five.

5. Where did Guillaume Le Sueur get most of his information to write his book about Martin Guerre?
(a) From the notes of President Michel Du Faur.
(b) From the notes of Arnaud du Tilh.
(c) From the notes of Pierre Guerre.
(d) From the notes of Jean de Coras.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the punishment for impersonating another person?

2. How many times was Jean de Coras married?

3. How many chambers did the Toulouse Parliament have?

4. In the second trial of the impostor, what evidence showed us that Bertrande had not changed her mind about believing the impostor was the real Martin?

5. Which of the following was evidence presented in the second trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. LeSueur's pamphlet, "Admiranda Historia," became hugely popular, very quickly. Why do you think this happened?

2. 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?

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

4. How important was Coras' Arrest Memorable" in the 16th century?

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

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

7. Coras was a romantic. Give an example of one of his romantic gestures.

8. 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?

9. The judges were unsure of the impostor's guilt or innocence. How did the law's view of marriage play a role in the judge's decision?

10. Why is it said that Coras exaggerates in "Arrest Memorable?"

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