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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What instrument does Rhisiart's daughter, Sioned, play?
(a) Harpsichord.
(b) Flute.
(c) Harp.
(d) Horn.

2. According to Winifred, why did a spring rise up in Wales?
(a) It is where an ancient abbey once stood.
(b) It is where she was born.
(c) It is where she was martyred.
(d) It is where she is buried.

3. How does Engelard become a suspect in Rhisiart's murder?
(a) He runs from the murder scene.
(b) His arrow killed Rhisiart.
(c) He acts nervous when he is questioned.
(d) A witness saw Engelard with Rhisiart shortly before Rhisiart's body was found.

4. What do Brother John and Brother Cadfael learn that the Welsh people seem to value after Padrig speaks to them about the town meeting?
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) Honesty.
(c) Money.
(d) Fairness.

5. To what does Prior Robert invite Rhisiart so Prior Robert can try to work out their differences?
(a) Dinner.
(b) Vespers.
(c) Lunch.
(d) A prayer meeting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Father Huw's job in Gwytherin?

2. Who is Sioned supposed to marry?

3. When Sioned and Peredur arrive, what does Sioned say Rhisiart was doing the last time she saw him?

4. When Engelard arrives at Rhisiart's murder scene, what does Sioned ask him to do?

5. According to Cal, the ploughman, why does Bened believe he will not be able to marry Sioned?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sioned defy her culture's female stereotype at the scene of Rhisiart's murder?

2. What is Father Huw's news after he meets with the heads of the parish?

3. After finding that the front of Rhisiart's clothing is wet and the back of his clothing is dry, what do Brother Cadfael and Sioned determine about Rhisiart's death?

4. What is the relationship between Engelard and Rhisiart?

5. What do Brother Cadfael and Brother John notice about the oxen and their relationship with the ox-caller?

6. How does Prior Robert try to avoid a debate with Father Huw regarding Prior Robert's proposal?

7. How does Brother Cadfael demonstrate his cleverness when speaking to Abbot Heribert about the expedition to obtain St. Winifred's bones?

8. When Rhisiart doesn't come to the dinner meeting to work out the differences with Prior Robert, what does Prior Robert believe about him?

9. Contrast Engelard's views on running away from Rhisiart's murder scene with Peredur's reaction to running away.

10. What are Father Huw's views on the approval of Prior Robert's proposal by Bishop David and Prince Owain and the approval of the townspeople?

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