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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the ancient kind of symbol dating back to sun worship?
(a) The sphere.
(b) The mandela.
(c) The cross.
(d) The sundial.

2. What does Merriman do for the Walker?
(a) Wrangles with him.
(b) Hurts him.
(c) Makes him cry.
(d) Sends him away.

3. Which character proclaims that the burden is "so heavy...And I've been carrying it for so long"?
(a) The Rider.
(b) Merriman.
(c) The Lady.
(d) The Walker.

4. According to Merriman, how long ago did the kings of England preserve the forests that the Dark inhabit?
(a) 1000 years ago.
(b) 300 years ago.
(c) 500 years ago.
(d) 200 years ago.

5. What does Will want more than anything for his birthday?
(a) A new video game.
(b) Rain.
(c) Snow.
(d) A good book.

6. What song do Will, James, and his siblings carol for the Rector?
(a) Noel.
(b) O' Christmas Tree.
(c) Merry Christmas.
(d) Nowell.

7. What does the stranger ask Will at the blacksmith's hut?
(a) To come to the dark side.
(b) To give him the ornament.
(c) To leave this time and place.
(d) To ride with him.

8. When Will walks home from town, what street does he decide to go down?
(a) Hunter's Cove.
(b) Huntercombe Lane.
(c) The Great Woods.
(d) Tramp's Alley.

9. Where do Will, James, Mr. Stanton, and Max go on Christmas Eve morning?
(a) To Huntercombe Manor.
(b) To the woods.
(c) To Dawson Farm.
(d) To the city.

10. What does Mr. Stanton state was on Will's ornament?
(a) A mandela pattern.
(b) A dove.
(c) His initial, W.
(d) A cross.

11. According to Merriman, the next part of Will's quest depends on whom?
(a) The Rider.
(b) The Lady.
(c) Will.
(d) The Walker.

12. Who steps out of the shadows after Will demands his item from the Walker and calls to him?
(a) The Rider.
(b) The Lady.
(c) Merriman.
(d) Maggie Barnes.

13. What does Will pin over the door on Christmas Eve?
(a) Lights.
(b) Cut-outs.
(c) A cross.
(d) Holly.

14. Where are Will and his brother, James, going to get hay to feed the rabbits?
(a) Rook's Woods.
(b) Stanton Farm.
(c) Grocery Store.
(d) Dawson's farm.

15. What does The Lady remind Will of when he sees her for the first time at the manor?
(a) A fox.
(b) A cat.
(c) A lioness.
(d) A bird.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Will's family the morning of Midwinter Day?

2. What does Old George thrust into Will's hand on Christmas Eve?

3. What symbols are on the horseshoes that John Smith puts on the mare?

4. Who tells Will that the tramp stole something from them?

5. According to Mrs. Stanton, who is Tom?

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