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1. Which of the following terms is NOT commonly used by scholars to classify the three main subject matters of Old French romances?
2. "La Chanson de Roland" ("The Song of Roland") is the eldest and most famous French epic tale. What happened to Roland, the leader of Charlemagne's rear-guard?
3. Marie de France wrote a short poem about Tristan and Iseult, the legendary star-crossed lovers, called the "Lai du Chevrefoil" ("Lay of the Honeysuckle"). What role does the honeysuckle play in the story?
4. Which of the following couples is not a paragon of courtly love, also known as "la fine amor"?
5. What is the name of the foremost writer of courtly romances, who wrote about Yvain and Perceval, and originated the character of Lancelot?
6. In the romance of "Lancelot", by what name is Lancelot known as a knight-errant?
7. What French word refers to short comical or satirical, sometimes bawdy, sometimes moralistic tales, that were immensely popular between 1150 and 1400?
8. Which well-known tale portrays an unscrupulous cleric and a naive peasant?
9. What kind of animal is the cunning "goupil", the vulpine protagonist of the "Roman de Renart" ("The Romance of Renart")?
10. All of the following are actual episodes from the "Roman de Renart" ("The Romance of Renart"). Which of these is NOT a trick played by Renart at the wolf Isengrim's expense?
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