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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. In Rome, what occupation was called the "class of worms?"

2. The classic Christian doctrines of original sin, grace, and the trinity are first articulated by this person.

3. What was the effect of this battle on Cuchulainn, his helper, and his horse, according to the legend?

4. What is reported to be alive in American universities?

5. The fable of the man and the lion illustrates how who tells a story affects the _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has the story of Ireland's re-education of Europe gone untold, according to the author?

2. What is the Irish transmission back to Europe of its Greco-Roman and Judaeo-Christian heritage called?

3. What are the Irish doing during the time the barbarians are conquering Europe?

4. What regions did the Celts conquer between 600 and 400 B.C.E.?

5. What legendary Irish creatures did the aborigines who inhabited Ireland when the Celts arrived eventually become?

6. What analogy is used to explain the concept of the Roman legions being overrun by barbarians?

7. Who is the most dominating character in Tain Bo Cuailnge?

8. Why were the barbarians seeking to migrate into Rome?

9. During what period did Charles Kingsley describe famine-stricken Irish as "white chimpanzees" dying of hunger?

10. What careers did Patricius' father and grandfather hold?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using the text to support your arguments, explain and analyze the Irish copying and publishing process. How was it unique? How did it lend itself to assisting in the later re-civilization of Europe?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the role of and reasons for human sacrifice in pre-Christian Ireland. Support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Define and describe, supporting your statements from the text, Augustine's doctrines of original sin, grace, and the trinity.

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