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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. How many sons does Constantine have?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

2. The child is given to a midwife and the name Brutus is bestowed upon him. What does Brutus do following the accidental slaying of his father?
(a) Becomes king.
(b) Goes into exile.
(c) Finds a wife.
(d) Takes care of his mother.

3. When Madden dies, his two sons, Mempricius and Malin, do what?
(a) Share the kingdom.
(b) Divide up the kingdom.
(c) Argue over control of the kingdom.
(d) Mourn their father.

4. Over what does an argument break out regarding Aurelius and Utherpendragon?
(a) Who should be made king after their father.
(b) Who should raise them.
(c) What language they should speak.
(d) Where they should be educated.

5. The first part opens with a description of Britain as what?
(a) An ordinary island.
(b) A desolate wasteland.
(c) A busy metropolis.
(d) An idyllic island.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nennius dies fifteen days later from a wound inflicted by Caesar and is buried with what?

2. What does Vortigern realize about Merlin?

3. Who are the original inhabitants that have been driven into the minority by the invasion of the others?

4. Geoffrey of Monmouth says he will relate to the reader what exactly?

5. Why are these rivers so important?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Vortimer poisoned?

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

3. What is the story of King Leir?

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

5. How does Cassivelaunus' emotions get the best of him?

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

7. How does Vortigern gain control of Britain?

8. How do Caesar's ships become impaled in the River Thames?

9. What does Locrinus do when Corineus dies? How does this affect Locrinus' life?

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

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