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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. Who is suspected of helping Saxon prisoners escape British capture?
(a) Lot.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Both of these.
(d) Cador.

2. When does Ralf take Arthur to Count Ector?
(a) When he is six.
(b) When he is three.
(c) When he is five.
(d) When he is four.

3. Where does Merlin intend to take Arthur?
(a) Bryn Myrddin.
(b) Massilia.
(c) Tintagel.
(d) Lanascol.

4. Who has been sent to be a servant to Merlin and then Arthur, once he is born?
(a) Ralf.
(b) None of these.
(c) Cador.
(d) Gorlois.

5. Where does Merlin agree to meet Ector?
(a) On the island.
(b) At the chapel.
(c) At Ralf's home.
(d) At Ector's castle.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Merlin feel when riding toward the castle once he has been summoned?

2. How old does Merlin tell Uther that Arthur will be on Christmas Eve?

3. Who does Merlin take with him on his journey home?

4. Where does Merlin plan to tell the king's soldiers they are coming from?

5. What traveling altar does Uther travel with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the star that shines the night that Arthur is born and the night he leaves the castle?

2. Four men come to visit Merlin at Bryn Myrddin, claiming they are sent by King Uther. Merlin knows that this is not true. How does he know?

3. Why are the people concerned and apprehensive about Uther's health? Is it more than just concern for their king?

4. What question does Bedwyr raise while at the chapel with Arthur and Merlin that others have not asked? How does Arthur respond?

5. Why does Merlin hide himself away in his cave for three months after returning to Bryn Myrddin?

6. What are some of the extraordinary qualities attributed to Merlin? How many, if any, of them are true? What is the truth about Merlin?

7. How does Merlin come to know the Old Ones in the forest?

8. The spring after Arthur's twelfth birthday brings the rumblings of war to England. What happens?

9. What dream does Merlin have while traveling to the glass blower's hut in the forest? What is its significance?

10. Why does Merlin feel that he cannot share information, even with Ahdjan, a relative, so far from Britain?

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