The Return of Martin Guerre Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What two places has Jean de Coras been known to have studied law?

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

3. The real Martin finally returns to Artigat. How many years had he been gone?

4. In "The Admirable History of the Pseudo-Martin of Toulouse," how was the story presented?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. The author says Montainge was too hard on Coras. Why?

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. Why did the impostor ask the judge to move Bertrande away from Pierre in Chapter 7?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Considering the three main characters (Martin, Bertrande, and the impostor, Arnaud) who do you find the most fascinating? Which one of these three do you think was the most complex? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Of the three main characters (Martin, Bertrande, and the impostor, Arnaud) who would you say is the victim? Are any of them victims? Explain your position.

Essay Topic 3

Bertrande seems to have easily adapted to each stage of her marriage to Martin. First, when she was forced to marry at a young age, then when she was reunited with the fake Martin, and in the last stage when she was reunited with the real Martin. Surely she must have felt some anxiety in each of those situations, but she seems to have taken the changes in stride. Based on this knowledge, what can we conclude about Bertrande's priorities? Who was she putting first? Why was she so willing to go along with whatever was thrown at her?

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