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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. To what name was the Severn River changed?
(a) The Madden River.
(b) The Gwendolen River.
(c) The Habren River.
(d) The Estrildis River.

2. Mempricius' son, Ebraucus, takes over control of Britain and reigns for how many years?
(a) Forty-nine.
(b) Twenty-nine.
(c) Thirty-nine.
(d) Fifty-nine.

3. Geoffrey speaks highly of the ruler and asks that Alexander ignore what?
(a) The base language in which Geoffrey writes.
(b) The poor descriptions of the various kings.
(c) The historical inaccuracies.
(d) The fictional sections in the book.

4. In Greece, what does Brutus learn?
(a) The leaders of Greece are Trojans.
(b) He is Greek.
(c) A large number of Trojans are being kept in captivity.
(d) The Greeks are very intelligent.

5. Estrildis gives birth to a daughter named _____________.
(a) Maddie.
(b) Heather.
(c) Madden.
(d) Habren.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of Caesar's soldiers are lost to the water?

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

3. Once Caesar receives the hostages, what does he do?

4. When Hengist's army arrives from Saxony, his daughter, Renwein, is also on board. Vortigern falls madly in love with the girl and desires to wed her even though she is also a pagan. Why does Hengist agree to the marriage?

5. What happened when Caesar's ships arrive?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Merlin do for Vortigern?

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

4. What is the story of King Leir?

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

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

7. What does Julius Caesar think of Britons?

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

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

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

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