The Tain Test | Final Test - Hard

China Miéville and Thomas Kinsella
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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

What is inciting force and which character was the inciting force in this story? How did the character fulfill that role? Give three examples and discuss the importance of each one in detail.

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Also relate the differences and similarities specifically to The Tain.

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