The Hollow Hills Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is happening by the time Merlin and Arthur arrive at the battlefield to find Uther?

2. What does Arthur name the sword he finds?

3. What dream does Merlin recall about Arthur and the sword while watching Arthur with the wounded soldiers?

4. Why does Merlin decide that Morgause poses no threat to Arthur?

5. Who ensures that the king and Arthur rest before the feast?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is it that speaks to Uther's sword and Arthur's rightful sword? What impact does this have on Arthur and the other lords?

2. What role does Lot play in the battle against Colgrim? Why?

3. What leads Arthur to ask about Merlin's true identity? Learning this, does Arthur know who he is?

4. How does Arthur react to the argument between Merlin and Cador? How does Merlin react? Why?

5. Why does the sentry allow Arthur to be taken from he and Merlin's double room? Who does Arthur leave with?

6. Why is Arthur's thirteenth year known as the "Black Year"?

7. What does Lot's marriage to Uther's daughter, Morgian, mean for the kingdom and Arthur?

8. How does Arthur find Caliburn, Macsen's sword?

9. How do Lot and Cador respond to Arthur claiming the sword that makes him the rightful High King?

10. How does Uther react the first time he sees Arthur on the battlefield?

Essay Topics

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 is the truth behind the injury Uther received during a skirmish with the Saxons? Why has it made Uther question his future and Arthur?

Essay Topic 3

There are two purposes behind Merlin's fanciful story of Arthur's birth to the young goat herd. What are they? Describe in your answer which one is an important piece of Arthur's rise and which one describes Merlin's character.

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