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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. In Chapter 3, after noises heard, what does Marcus order the cohort to do?
(a) To sleep with their weapons at hand
(b) To saddle their horses
(c) To settle down and sleep
(d) To get the cohort into fighting position

2. Who comes into the house after the Legate and the Tribune?
(a) Cub returns from the forest
(b) A house servant reports a horse is lost
(c) Cottia comes from next door
(d) No one else comes in the house

3. How many bad harvests years has Britain had before the opening of the book?
(a) Two years
(b) One year
(c) Ten years
(d) Four years

4. What does Esca return with from the hunt?
(a) A wound in his knee
(b) Two dozen pheasants
(c) A wolf cub
(d) A boar hide

5. What has been the result of the surgery Marcus had on his leg?
(a) The pain is gone
(b) The infection is healed
(c) It's almost like it had never been injured
(d) It's healed now, but twisted and scarred

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Esca's father's position in the tribe?

2. How long did Marcus have his command?

3. In the opening of the book, who is marching along a British road?

4. With whom does Cottia live?

5. What does the leader have on his face between his brows?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Esca show Marcus do illustrate the difference between Rome and Britain?

2. How might Cub's return be symbolic of Marcus's life?

3. How is the rebelling village punished and how does Marcus feel about the village?

4. What concerns Marcus's uncle about his leg and what does he do?

5. What did Marcus's attack do for the Roman legion?

6. Describe how Marcus fares after his heroic attack on the chariot.

7. What does Marcus consider his true home and why?

8. Marcus and Esca takes Cub somewhere. Where do they go and why?

9. What is Placidus's attitude at dinner that night?

10. How does Cottia react to Marcus's upcoming surgery and how does Esca react once it's over?

(see the answer keys)

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