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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. Brutus secures the castle and leaves 600 soldiers to guard it while he goes out to tell the Trojan people of his recent victory. Pandrasus decides to attack the fortress by night. Is he successful in wearing down the Trojans inside?
(a) Just at first.
(b) Yes.
(c) Not at first.
(d) No.

2. What did Vortigern slowly begin doing?
(a) Selling off parts of Britain.
(b) Converting Britains to Catholicism.
(c) Rebuilding cities.
(d) Stealing money from the royal treasury and placing his own supporters as rulers in neighboring towns.

3. Vortigern revels in his new status and begins doing what?
(a) Plotting how to obtain the kingship for himself.
(b) Killing his opposition.
(c) Improving aspects of life in Britain.
(d) Plotting to kill the brothers.

4. Why is Aldroenus not interested in ruling Britain?
(a) Because of its dangerous state.
(b) Because of the powerful King.
(c) Because the people do not trust him.
(d) Because of its ruinous state.

5. What does Mempricius do after he kills his brother?
(a) He cries.
(b) He begins a tyrannical rule.
(c) He rules the kingdom in peace.
(d) He kills himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what name was the Severn River changed?

2. Why is Britain's rule given over to Vortigern?

3. Caesar agrees to accept homage and tribute from Cassivelaunus after what happens?

4. Brutus allows his men to divide the spoils among themselves while he consults with his advisers on what to do with whom?

5. When Brutus dies, his sons bury him in the walls of the city and do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Brutus marry Pandrasus' daughter?

2. How does Constantine end up giving aid to the Britons?

3. Why does Octa end up living in an uninhabited area of Britain as a subject of the King?

4. How does Vortigern gain control of Britain?

5. What does Julius Caesar think of Britons?

6. What is the history leading up to Brutus' birth?

7. How is Britain described? What is the purpose of this book?

8. How does the Humber River receive its name?

9. What is said about the Thunderer and the German worm?

10. How is idolatry and paganism wiped out from Britain?

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