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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 kind of weapon does Cuchulainn and his foster-brother use on day two of their fight in Chapter XI?
2. What is the name of Cuchulainn's divine god-like father?
3. What is the first weapon Cuchulainn and his foster-brother choose to fight with in Chapter XI?
4. Section VI tells how the army is led to which community?
5. How many sons does Gaile Dana have?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Cuchulainn's longest battle with and why?
2. Why does Cuchulainn refuse to leave Ferdia's corpse?
3. How does Fergus lose his sword? What does he do without it?
4. What is Cuchulainn's unusual connection with the gods? How does his god-like father help him heal as the great army gets closer to Ulster?
5. When Medb and Ailill get Fergus drunk and send him to fight Cuchulainn, why doesn't Cuchulainn kill him?
6. What, other than their fear of him, makes warriors not want to fight Cuchulainn? How does he get past this obstacle?
7. How is it that Loch almost defeats Cuchulainn?
8. Who saves Cuchulainn's life as he faces a man and his 27 sons?
9. How does Ailill use the town fool and why is Cuchulainn aggravated by the situation?
10. What causes Cuchulainn's massive killings to stop as Ailill and Medb's army approach?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the definition of main character? Name three main characters from The Tain and discuss the important role of each in the epic tale.
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
Analyze the character, Cuchulainn, and his growth throughout the novel.
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