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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 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.

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

3. Aldroenus offers to send his brother, Constantine, with how many soldiers to aide the Britons?
(a) One thousand.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Two thousand.
(d) Two hundred.

4. Aided by a Greek man named _______________, Brutus assumes a leadership role and begins planning to undertake the freeing of the Trojan slaves.
(a) Apollo.
(b) Assaracus.
(c) Athena.
(d) Athaca.

5. Hengist orders his men to hide daggers in their boots and on his command kill the British lord nearest him during the meeting. Is Vortigern killed?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Not at first.
(d) Maybe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Ebraucus sails to Gaul where he does what?

2. For how long does Madden rule?

3. What does Caesar think will be easy about the Britons?

4. How does Arvirargus, Guiderius' brother, avenge him?

5. Why does Corineus become enraged when he hears Locrinus is infatuated with Estrilidis?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Corineus become upset that Locrinus is attracted to Estrildis?

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

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

5. Why does Brutus marry Pandrasus' daughter?

6. How does Vortigern gain control of Britain?

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

8. Describe the battles leading to Pandrasus being the only member of his army still alive.

9. What happens after Claudius returns to Rome?

10. What happens when both Mepricius and Malin want to be King?

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