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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was Martin's wife believed to be at the time of marriage?
2. What was the impostor's nickname?
3. Who did Martin marry?
4. Why did Pierre originally become angry with Martin's impostor?
5. Why does the author think the impostor was not in a hurry to return to home?
Short Essay Questions
1. The impostor was methodical in his deception. He took about 3 years to research his role and then began planting information that Martin was back before he contacted Martin's family. Why do you think the impostor was so slow to implement his con?
2. Why does the author say the impostor was so easily accepted?
3. The idea that Martin and Bertrande were "bewitched," is a laughable conclusion today. What is a more logical explanation for Martin and Bertrande's inability to consummate their marriage?
4. How was the Guerre's home village of Hendaye and their new village, Artigat, the same?
5. Why did Coras find the impostor remarkable even after having been fooled by him?
6. Why was France on the verge of a religious civil war?
7. What fact does the author present that may give her reason to believe Sanxi had forgiven Martin before Sanxi died?
8. In Chapter 3, the author wrote Bertrande was independent. List three examples that support this claim.
9. Why does the author speculate Martin and Bertrande were able to move ahead together?
10. Why do you think the DaGuerres shortened their name to Guerre?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The real Martin had trouble remembering events and details from his own life. The impostor, Arnaud remembered everything in great detail. Do you find it odd or natural that the person who lived the events would remember them with less clarity? What conclusions can you draw from this information? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In "The Return of Martin Guerre," there are several references to widows preferring to stay widows. The author seems to suggest that being a widow equals freedom for women in the 16th century. What evidence is presented in the book to support this theory? How were women more free without their husbands?
Essay Topic 3
Chapter 5 depicted Bertrande and the impostor's marriage as strong and stable. Based on that information, one might predict when the real Martin returned, Bertrande would probably choose the impostor over Martin. Bertrande doesn't put up the slightest resistance however and turns her back on the impostor. Why do you think Bertrande reacted this way? Explain your answer.
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