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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. While in jail, Pierre was questioned by Judge Coras. How did Pierre change his story?
(a) Pierre said he knew all along that the impostor was not Martin.
(b) Pierre admitted he was mad at the impostor for selling land.
(c) Pierre admitted he lied and that Bertrande never wanted to sue the impostor.
(d) He didn't; Pierre stuck to his story.

2. What year was Jean de Coras killed?
(a) 1570.
(b) 1566.
(c) 1563.
(d) 1572.

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

4. What was the impostor's defense in the second trial?
(a) That Pierre was lying because Pierre hated him.
(b) That he, the impostor, had amnesia.
(c) That Pierre was crazy.
(d) That he, the impostor, was crazy.

5. Jean de Coras' vision for writing the story of Martin Guerre was considered to be ___________.
(a) Original.
(b) Inappropriate.
(c) Sensational.
(d) Exaggerated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Martin's appeal was heard in what year?

3. Of the people who testified that the impostor was the real Martin, who was the most influential?

4. What was a typical case for the courts in Rieux?

5. About how many people came to testify in the impostor's trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say Montaigne would have done if called to testify in the Martin Guerre Case?

2. 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?

3. Why do you think Bertrande immediately acknowledged the real Martin?

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

5. Though Coras was Protestant by the time he wrote" Arrest Memorable," why was the book received so well by Catholics?

6. 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?

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

8. 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?

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 was Bertrande's testimony the most important? Why didn't the judges consider she might lie?

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