The Quiz: The story of the death of this knight in the Pyrenees is the oldest surviving major work of French literature:
A Sir Lancelot
B Joan of Arc
Roland was a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne who died in a battle with the Basques as the army returned to France following a successful Iberian campaign in 778 CE. The ‘Song of Roland,’ a fictionalized tale of the heroic knight written in the 11th century, is considered France’s national epic.
The correct answer to this quiz is Roland.