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

2. What did Esca loose near where he hid the Eagle?
(a) His mother's wedding ring
(b) The bronze ring-brooch from Marcus's coat
(c) A bracelet of his father's
(d) His gold earring

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

4. What do Marcus and Esca generally eat for noon break?
(a) Apples and cheese
(b) Cheese and bread
(c) They don't eat at noon
(d) Meat and cheese

5. Why is Cub so thin?
(a) He was angry at being confined
(b) He has been running around too much
(c) The wolf would accept food only from Cottia, who had been gone a while
(d) He has worms

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Guern feel about the Eagle being stolen back from the tribes?

2. What does Esca buy for transportation?

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

4. What does the Chieftain tell Marcus about his people?

5. What does the Legate say about the Ninth Legion?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do you think the Eagle is so important to both Rome and the Epidaii?

3. What does Esca suggest when it looks like they are going to be caught again, by the tribe?

4. What did Liathan give Marcus and why?

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

6. What does Guern do to help Marcus and Esca when they're running from the tribes?

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

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

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

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

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