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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many versions of how the army arrives in a new community are told in Section VI?

2. Who is sent to portray Ailill in a meeting with Cuchulainn?

3. Who falls dead from shame in Chapter XII after having been responsible for so many deaths?

4. Who is a criminal in Ailill's kingdom wishing to get pardoned by slaying Cuchulainn?

5. Who slays the shepherd responsible for bringing the bull back in Section VII?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Name three women from the novel and tell how each was important to the story. Give a brief character description of each as well.

Essay Topic 2

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Fergus to the story? How might the novel have differed if he had not been introduced?

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