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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. Three longships arrive from Saxony, a province in Germany, bearing two men of huge stature. Who are these men?
(a) Hengist and Horsa.
(b) Aurelius and Utherpendragon.
(c) Vortimer and Voldemort.
(d) Vortigern and Renwein.

2. The British people soon become afraid of the swelling number of Saxons and turn to who for aide?
(a) Vortimer.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Hengist.
(d) Vortigern.

3. Two years later Caesar once again gathers a fleet and sets sail for Britain. When Cassivelaunus learns of Caesar's approach, what does he do?
(a) He garrisons his cities and has iron tipped stakes implanted in the river bed.
(b) He runs and hides.
(c) He gathers his people for a town meeting.
(d) He evacuates the city.

4. To where does Caesar retreat?
(a) A tower he built in case he was forced to flee.
(b) The river.
(c) The forest.
(d) Rome.

5. There are ___________ races of man that populate the isle.
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. Now that Vortigern is married to his daughter, Hengist counsels the King to do what?

2. Brutus decides to surprise Pandrasus' forces by night but will need the help of whom?

3. Who do Vortigern's magicians tell him to search out to help him with his building project?

4. In Greece, what does Brutus learn?

5. What did Vortigern slowly begin doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Humber River receive its name?

2. What happens after Guiderius refuses to pay the tribute agreed upon by Cassivelaunus?

3. How does Locrinus deal with his feelings for Estrildis and his marriage to Gwendolen?

4. How does Brutus end up deciding to free the Trojans?

5. What do Brutus' sons do when he dies?

6. What is Constantine able to do for the Britons?

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

8. What is the story of King Leir?

9. What happens after Claudius returns to Rome?

10. What does Geoffrey write to Alexander? Why does he do this?

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