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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which direction is the wood devil in "Balin and Balan"?
(a) East.
(b) North.
(c) West.
(d) South.

2. What is Sparrow-Hawk's real name?
(a) Galahad.
(b) Edyrn.
(c) Mark.
(d) Uther.

3. How does Vivien tell Guinevere that her parents died?
(a) In an accident.
(b) In a convent.
(c) Fighting against Arthur.
(d) Fighting for Arthur.

4. Who hears a minstrel of Guinevere and Lancelot with Vivien in "Merlin and Vivien"?
(a) Mark.
(b) Merlin.
(c) Lancelot.
(d) Gawain.

5. Who goes in secret and defeats Balin and Balan?
(a) Lancelot.
(b) Arthur.
(c) Geraint.
(d) Gawain.

6. Who approaches Balin and asks for his help in the woods in "Balin and Balan"?
(a) A woodsman.
(b) Vivien.
(c) Balan.
(d) Lynette.

7. From whom does King Pellam find himself descended in "Balin and Balan"?
(a) Saint Arimathan Joseph.
(b) Saint Exeder of Lyon.
(c) Saint Jupiter Abraham.
(d) Saint Christon Pilapes.

8. Who does Balin kill in the end of "Balin and Balan"?
(a) Gawain.
(b) Vivien.
(c) Balan.
(d) Arthur.

9. How did Vivien's father die?
(a) By hanging.
(b) At war with Arthur.
(c) Of old age.
(d) Fighting for Arthur.

10. Who professes that his new-found virtue is a result of having been beaten by Geraint?
(a) Galahad.
(b) Edyrn.
(c) Earl Doorm.
(d) Lamours.

11. What is the fourth and final knight in "Gareth and Lynette" wearing a suit covered with?
(a) Daggers.
(b) Diamonds.
(c) Jewels.
(d) Bones.

12. What relic does Balin take from the chapel in "Balin and Balan"?
(a) A nail from Christ's cross.
(b) A crown.
(c) The Holy Grail.
(d) A spear which wounded Christ.

13. Arthur's knights claim that two men know the truth of Arthur's birth. These are Merlin and who?
(a) Bleys.
(b) Gorlois.
(c) Lodogrian.
(d) Anton.

14. To whom is Gorlos married?
(a) Enid.
(b) Leonette.
(c) Ygerne.
(d) Ariel.

15. What kind of magnificent dress does Edith's mother find for her in "The Marriage of Geraint"?
(a) Blue.
(b) White.
(c) Golden.
(d) Pink.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Gareth and Lynette," whom does the most fearsome knight with the besieged maiden hope to defeat?

2. Geraint awakens to hear Enid say she is not what to him?

3. Who is Guinevere's father?

4. Arthur's royalty is questioned because people don't believe he is whose son?

5. Gareth's mother allows him to go to Arthur's court on the condition that he work where first?

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