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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who storms the outpost's walls?
(a) A group of Druid priests
(b) No one storms the walls
(c) Another Roman cohort
(d) Tribesmen storm the walls

2. What does she say about visiting?
(a) She wanted to come every day
(b) Her aunt insists proper young Roman maidens do not visit strangers
(c) She thought Marcus was cute
(d) She really liked playing with the wolf

3. How many men has the outpost lost in fighting?
(a) 25
(b) 80
(c) 50
(d) 23

4. How long was Marcus semi-conscious after being injured?
(a) Ten hours
(b) Two days
(c) One month
(d) About a week

5. What does Esca do doing the surgery?
(a) Restrains Cub
(b) Goes on a hunt to get out of the house
(c) Visits with Cottia
(d) Bring hot water and linens and assists the surgeon

6. What will the gladiator be doing for Marcus?
(a) Body guard
(b) Personal body slave
(c) Writing letters, reading to him
(d) Cooking

7. How has the village been punished?
(a) The tribe was exiled to the north
(b) The huts are destroyed, and the fields are salted
(c) All the males over 13 were killed
(d) The women were sold into slavery

8. In the opening of the book, who is marching along a British road?
(a) A tribe from north Britain
(b) Soldiers from Caledonia
(c) The Auxiliary cohort of the Second Roman Legion
(d) A merchant's caravan

9. How old is the unit of marchers?
(a) A year old
(b) It's brand new
(c) It's five years old
(d) It goes back fifty years

10. What does Marcus do before asking Esca to accompany him?
(a) Gives Esca a new spear
(b) Asks Esca to swear loyalty to Rome
(c) Gives Esca a horse
(d) Presents Esca with manumission papers, freeing him from slavery

11. How does Cradoc earn his living?
(a) Building small boats
(b) By hunting
(c) Carpentry
(d) Cutting trees

12. How does Marcus travels amongst the barbarians?
(a) As a tattooed barbarian
(b) As a horse trader
(c) Disguised as an oculist
(d) As a Roman soldier

13. What does Cottia say about the surgery?
(a) She's sorry he has to have it done
(b) She wants to assist
(c) She wants to nurse him afterwards
(d) That is informed as soon as it's completed

14. What is the name of the gladiator that Marcus buys?
(a) Hanu
(b) Esca
(c) Killy
(d) Tula

15. How does Marcus feel towards the Tribune?
(a) Contemptuous
(b) He admires him
(c) He hates him
(d) He likes him

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of rumor has the Legate heard about the ninth?

2. How does Marcus feel towards Esca?

3. In Chapter 3, after noises heard, what does Marcus order the cohort to do?

4. In Chapter 9, what do Esca and Marcus do with Cub once he is full grown?

5. Where do Marcus and his uncle go for entertainment?

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