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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which prophecy refers to the Roman Empire's total lifespan?
(a) The Prophecy of Rome.
(b) The Prophecy of the Twelve Eagles.
(c) The Prophecy of Romulus and Remus.
(d) The Prophecy of Apollo.

2. With whom does the author hint he sides?
(a) The mice.
(b) The lambs.
(c) The lions.
(d) The men.

3. Which group raids Britain in the fifth century?
(a) Normans.
(b) Huns.
(c) Anglo-Saxons.
(d) Celts.

4. What does Tain Bo Cuailnge mean in English?
(a) The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.
(b) How the Irish Saved Civilization.
(c) The Cattle Raid of Cooley.
(d) The City of God.

5. To which ethnic grouping do the Irish belong?
(a) Saxons.
(b) Welsh.
(c) Celts.
(d) Normans.

6. What did Christian monks teach the Irish about Mil?
(a) He is a descendant of Japheth and a survivor of the Flood.
(b) He is a descendant of Ham and a survivor of the Flood.
(c) He is a descendant of Sheth and a survivor of the Flood.
(d) He is a descendant of Noah and a survivor of the Flood.

7. Who do the "lions" in the fable symbolize to the author?
(a) The English.
(b) The barbarians.
(c) The Romans.
(d) The Irish.

8. What type of evidence backs the Irish foundation myth?
(a) Historical.
(b) Geological.
(c) Archaeological.
(d) None.

9. What is Tain Bo Cuailnge?
(a) A Roman poetry epic.
(b) A Roman prose epic.
(c) An Irish poetry epic.
(d) An Irish prose epic.

10. Which European class do the barbarians destroy?
(a) Ruling.
(b) Leisure.
(c) Working.
(d) Merchant.

11. In which book did St. Augustine blame paganism for Rome's troubles with barbarians?
(a) Confessions.
(b) The City of God.
(c) How The Irish Saved Civilization.
(d) The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

12. After Rome is conquered, which Italian city temporarily became the capital?
(a) Ravenna.
(b) Milan.
(c) Venice.
(d) Florence.

13. To which poets is Ausonius of Bordeaux compared?
(a) Petrarch and Cicero.
(b) Virgil and Cicero.
(c) Robert Frost and Virgil.
(d) Homer and Virgil.

14. In the war that results from the collapse of the deal between Queen Medb and the owner of the bull, what is the name of Daire's champion?
(a) Brian Boru.
(b) Seamus.
(c) Patrick.
(d) Cuchulainn.

15. Which river separated the Roman legions from the barbarian hordes that were attacking them?
(a) The Rhine.
(b) The Danube.
(c) The Thames.
(d) The Volga.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gave this report about American universities?

2. What type of culture is Ireland described as in the opening pages of this book?

3. What book moves young Augustine to tears?

4. How does How the Irish Saved Civilization describe modern English and Americans?

5. Which groups plunder Italy in the fifth century?

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