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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 does Esca do with the Eagle?
(a) Hides it in a tree
(b) Puts it in some rocks in a ravine
(c) Wraps it in a cloak and puts it in the saddlebag
(d) Conceals it in a hollow on the riverbank

2. What does the old man show Marcus?
(a) A Centurion's uniform
(b) The wings of the Eagle
(c) A Roman short sword
(d) A ring he took from the Legion commander

3. What happens when the villagers catch up to Marcus and Esca?
(a) They search their belongings for the Eagle
(b) They have to kill the villagers
(c) The villagers ask if they saw traders take the Eagle
(d) They are bound and taken back to the village

4. In Chapter 17, why did Esca sell their horses?
(a) They ate too much
(b) They are too easily identified
(c) It was close enough to the wall to walk
(d) Their wind was broken

5. How do they elude the dogs?
(a) They slip into a river
(b) They put wild lavender on their trail
(c) They leave some clothing in a out of the way spot
(d) They make a skunk spray

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do they meet up with when they come out of the river?

2. Two days later, still a long way from the wall, where do Marcus and Esca take refuge?

3. What does Liathan give to Marcus?

4. Why does Guern think so much bad happened to the Ninth Legion?

5. What does Marcus show Guern to get him to confess?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Guern say he finally left the legion?

2. What does the old man tell Marcus about the Eagle?

3. Why is Esca particularly valuable to the two for selling the horses and how does Marcus use that?

4. How are Marcus and Esca disguised and what do they look like?

5. When Liathan accuses Marcus of deceiving the Epidaii how does Marcus respond?

6. What does Marcus urge Guern to do and why does he say no?

7. What did Liathan give Marcus and why?

8. What is the rite of manhood and how do the Epidaii celebrate it?

9. What might be the symbolism of Cub's not eating in relationship to Marcus and Esca?

10. What do Marcus and Esca do about their military horses while running from the tribe?

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