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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who had initially requested the spell of which Merlin holds secret in "Merlin and Vivien"?
(a) A king.
(b) A warrior.
(c) A magician.
(d) A prince.

2. What maiden has been besieged in "Gareth and Lynette"?
(a) Lorraine.
(b) Enid.
(c) Ariel.
(d) Lyonors.

3. Gareth's mother allows him to go to Arthur's court on the condition that he work where first?
(a) The farm.
(b) The garden.
(c) The kitchen.
(d) The stables.

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

5. What are Balin's praises of the Queen met with in Pellam's castle?
(a) Ridicule.
(b) Praise.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Admiration.

Short Answer Questions

1. After how long does Gareth's mother release him from his oath in "Gareth and Lynette"?

2. What kind of magnificent dress does Edith's mother find for her in "The Marriage of Geraint"?

3. What is the fourth and final knight in "Gareth and Lynette" wearing a suit covered with?

4. According to the king's knights gossip, with whom had Vivien tried unsuccessfully to flirt?

5. Who is King Pellam's heir in "Balin and Balan"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character of Edyrn between "The Marriage of Geraint" and "Geraint and Enid."

2. What is Balin met with at Pellam's castle in "Balin and Balan"?

3. What discussion do King Mark and Vivien have in the beginning of "Merlin and Vivien"?

4. What does Balin do once Balan has left on his mission for Arthur?

5. What is the principle theme of "Gareth and Lynette"?

6. What is Vivien's goal for Merlin in "Merlin and Vivien"? What is her motivation?

7. Why does Geraint leave Camelot in "The Marriage of Geraint"? What is thought by others of his leaving?

8. What justification is there in Vivien's attempts to expose the scandals of the royal palace?

9. What does Guinevere represent to Balin in "Balin and Balan"? How does this affect his actions?

10. Who do Enid and Geraint encounter along their path in "Geraint and Enid"? What takes place?

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