The Mabinogion Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. Which country do these tales originate in?
(a) Wales
(b) Scotland
(c) Ireland
(d) England

2. Who translated THE MABINOGION?
(a) Lady Charlotte Guest
(b) Gwyn and Thomas Jones
(c) Chretién de Troyes
(d) We do not know

3. Which tale is the earliest contained in THE MABINOGION?
(a) Math Son of Mathonwy
(b) Branwen Daughter of Llyr
(c) Culhwch and Olwen
(d) Gereint Son of Erbin

4. What is the technical term used for stories told to explain a place name?
(a) Romantic
(b) Onomastic
(c) Picaresque
(d) Pleonastic

5. What is the most likely meaning of "Mabinogion"?
(a) Tales of a Youth
(b) Tales of Battle
(c) Heroic Tales
(d) Tales of a Knight

6. Which of the following was not originally a medieval courtly romance?
(a) The Lady of the Fountain
(b) Gereint Son of Erbin
(c) Branwen Daughter of Llyr
(d) Peredur son of Efrawg

7. When were the tales written down?
(a) 1400 to 1450
(b) 1200 to 1500
(c) 1300 to 1400
(d) 1300 to 1450

8. Which of the tales should correctly be called "The Mabinogion"?
(a) Only "The Dream of Rhonabwy"
(b) All of them
(c) The first four
(d) The last three

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