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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 judge's writings were the basis for much of The Return of Martin Guerre?
(a) Guillaume Le Sueur.
(b) Jean De Coras.
(c) Arnaud Du Tilh.
(d) President Michel Du Faur.

2. How was Jean de Coras killed?
(a) He was buried alive.
(b) He was shot.
(c) He was poisoned.
(d) He was lynched.

3. Who decided to interrogate the impostor after Martin arrived?
(a) Jean de Coras.
(b) Guillaume Le Sueur.
(c) President de Mansencal.
(d) Arnaud du Tilh.

4. How many times was Jean de Coras married?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

5. What is the significance of the title of the book, "On the Lame?"
(a) Martin is on the run for most of the book.
(b) Lame applies to several elements of the story with different definitions.
(c) The author thought the story of Martin Guerre was lame.
(d) It has no significance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of the people who testified, how many testified that the impostor was indeed an impostor?

2. Why was the public so interested in Martin Guerre case?

3. What was the impostor's reaction when he was confronted by the real Martin?

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?

5. Who wrote, "The Admirable History of the Pseudo-Martin of Toulouse."

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What reasons does the author state for her belief that Martin heard about the trial before he got to Artigat?

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

4. How did Coras' religion get him killed?

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

6. When questioned in court during the second trial what did the impostor do that convinced the judges of his innocence?

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

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

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

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

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