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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes to take Arthur to King Uther the morning the king dies?
2. Who does Merlin notice is absent from the battle?
3. How does Merlin respond to the calls from the soldiers?
4. How long has Arthur been gone when the guard wakes?
5. When is Merlin attacked in the woods?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Uther and Merlin discuss during their meeting after the battle with Colgrim? What does Merlin perceive about Uther and his questions?
2. What challenges does Lot raise against Uther's proclamation that Arthur is his heir? What do his challenges cause?
3. Why does Cador come to visit Merlin in the forest while Arthur is in Bilis' cave? How does he approach Merlin?
4. What do the lords and commoners find when they reach the Perilous Chapel?
5. What leads Arthur to ask about Merlin's true identity? Learning this, does Arthur know who he is?
6. How does Arthur find Caliburn, Macsen's sword?
7. Why does Arthur's absence from their double room bother Merlin? What does Merlin see in a vision?
8. Why does Merlin feel that he can absolve himself of the guilt he carried for taking Arthur from his rightful upbringing?
9. What is the significance of Morgause entering the makeshift hospital where Merlin and Arthur are?
10. What trap is set for Merlin as he rides to the Perilous Chapel? Who saves him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Merlin's impressions of Arthur. How do his descriptions of Arthur evolve throughout the story?
Essay Topic 2
What evidence is there that the characters who participated in bringing Uther and Ygraine together the night of Arthur's conception are more closely connected than any of them first realize?
Essay Topic 3
Merlin picks and chooses when to reveal his true identity while Arthur is growing up. What does he gain with each approach? Give specific examples of each.
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