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. In Chapter 10, Jean de Coras calls Bertrande _______________ in the identity theft of Martin Guerre.

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

3. Where was Jean de Coras killed?

4. What was the impostor's defense in the second trial?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. How did Coras' religion get him killed?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think the impostor, Arnaud, protected Bertrande's involvement in the deception even in his last minute confession? What does this say about Arnaud? Does this act make him honorable to some degree?

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

In the story of The Return of Martin Guerre, much is made of the Catholic and Protestant religions. The author states that there were three Protestant judges and two Catholic judges in the second trial. She implies this might have had an affect on the outcome of the trial. Do you believe that religion was a strong enough factor to lead the court to hand down a not guilty verdict to a guilty man? Why or why not?

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