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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. Who is Finnabair?
(a) Medb's mother.
(b) Fergus's daughter.
(c) A prophetess who Cuchulain has killed.
(d) Ailill's daughter.

2. Due to Munremar and Curoi's activities, what does Medb ask Cuchulain to do?
(a) Give her money to pay her soldiers.
(b) Supply her with more livestock.
(c) A short truce so she can move her troops.
(d) More space for her army's camp.

3. Ferbaeth is next in line to fight Cuchulain. What is his relationship to Cuchulain?
(a) He is his foster brother.
(b) He is his cousin.
(c) He is his personal assistant.
(d) He is his physician.

4. Who decides to try to kill Cuchulain after the slaughter of the boy troop?
(a) Medb.
(b) Ailill.
(c) Six princes.
(d) His half-brother.

5. What happens to Cuchulain's body when he becomes very angry about the actions of the Irish?
(a) It becomes twice as strong as it was.
(b) It loses its muscular strength.
(c) It turns ugly.
(d) It turns into a wolf.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Fergus send to tell Cuchulain that he should never be caught running from battle?

2. How does Cuchulain trick the man of Ireland into telling him what he wants to know?

3. What is one of the bull of Cooley's special powers?

4. What job does Laeg do for Cuchulain?

5. What does Cuchulain propose by saying he won't kill the men anymore if he gets food and water each day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Orlam and what happens to him?

2. How do the Irish women react to Cuchulain in his regular clothing and hairstyle?

3. How does Medb show she is a little worried about the strength of the Ulstermen?

4. Who was Ferchu and what did he do?

5. At the mid-way point, how is the progress of the great battle?

6. What causes Cuchulain to become so enraged that he cannot recognize friend from foe?

7. Even though Cuchulain is keeping his end of the bargain, Medb and Ailill break theirs. How do they do this?

8. How are the charioteers from Ulster killed by the Irish?

9. What are some of the actions of the Ulstermen as the eve of the great battle approaches?

10. What promise does Cuchulain make to Luguid about his brother Larini?

(see the answer keys)

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