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

2. Who else is coming with the guest?
(a) A woman Marcus's uncle loved
(b) No one, he's coming alone
(c) A member of his staff
(d) A former member of the Ninth legion

3. What happened to Cradoc?
(a) He wasn't there
(b) He was exiled with his wife
(c) He was made a slave
(d) He was killed

4. What is the insignia of the second legion?
(a) The Capricorn
(b) A lion
(c) A jumping horse
(d) Two hawks in flight

5. What does the doctor tell Marcus about his injuries?
(a) That he will never heal
(b) To be patient and that his injuries will heal
(c) That he will be able to fight again
(d) That he needs more medical care in Rome

Short Answer Questions

1. Besides the spear wound what else is wrong with Marcus?

2. What does Galarius do about Marcus's leg?

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

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

5. What does his uncle say when Marcus says he has no pain?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the wolf hunt for and how is Esca involved?

2. What does the Legate think happened to the Ninth Legion's Eagle and what does he fear?

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

4. What does the physician say about Marcus's injuries and how does Marcus feel about his time at his uncle's?

5. Who is Esca, where did he come from, what does he say to Marcus and what does he become to Marcus?

6. Why did Cradoc and Marcus make a wager and what was the result?

7. What can Marcus do about being discharged from the legion?

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

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

10. Describe Marcus Flavius Aquila.

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