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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. What happens just as Taran and the others mount up to travel to the new meeting place?
(a) A flock of spy birds flies over.
(b) Arrows fly through the air toward them.
(c) Doli turns invisible.
(d) An army of warriors rushes through the bushes.

2. What is Gwystyl wearing on his shoulders?
(a) A purplie tunic.
(b) A fur lined jacket.
(c) A grimy robe.
(d) A golden shawl.

3. What does Taran discover when he wakes from his sleep?
(a) That Ellidyr has been captured.
(b) That Eilonwy has gone on alone.
(c) That Ellidyr has gone on alone.
(d) That Eilonwy has been captured.

4. What does Ellidyr say to Taran after he causes Taran and Melynlas to fall?
(a) That Taran should go home before he's hurt.
(b) That he didn't mean for them to fall.
(c) That Taran had better not tell what happened.
(d) That he'll be more ruthless next time.

5. What is the rule Doli mentions that makes Gwystyl open up?
(a) That the post is to be available to any Fair Folk in danger.
(b) That the door to the post can't ever be closed.
(c) That the post has to be open to Princess Eilonwy any time.
(d) That Doli has the right to drop in at any time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gwystyl say when Taran says the cauldron is missing from Annuvin?

2. What is the name of Taran's horse?

3. Where is the cauldron?

4. What does the voice from the tree say when Eilonwy shouts down that they are being impolite?

5. In Chapter Ten, after stopping to rest, what does Taran warn they had better do before they eat?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eilonwy say to Taran as he and the others are preparing to leave?

2. What information does Doli get regarding the Huntsmen and what is the escape plan?

3. What is Ellidyr's reaction when Taran offers to help with Ellidyr's horse and what is Ellidyr's reaction when Taran finds a rock in the horse's hoof?

4. How does Doli know Gwystyl is hiding information and how does he come to discover the whereabouts of the cauldron?

5. In chapter ten, describe what Taran and the others do to evade the Huntsmen they encounter near the marshes?

6. What are the "Cauldron-Born?"

7. Describe the moment Taran realizes Doli has joined the fight against the Huntsmen.

8. Describe how Taran finds the cottage of the enchantresses and what it looks like.

9. What happens between Taran and Ellidyr that results in Taran and Melynlas falling?

10. Describe the argument Ellidyr and Taran have over Eilonwy's arrival.

(see the answer keys)

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