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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following flowers is not used to create Blodeuedd?
(a) Honeysuckle
(b) Meadowsweet
(c) Oak
(d) Broom

2. How many people does Macsen Wledig see in his dream?
(a) Three
(b) Two
(c) One
(d) Four

3. How many warriors were hidden in great house built for Bendigeidfran?
(a) Fifty
(b) One thousand
(c) Three hundred
(d) One hundred

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

5. What is the name of the man (other than Pwyll) who claims Rhiannon as his bride?
(a) Gwri
(b) Gawain
(c) Gwawl
(d) Gwion

6. What color hair does the maiden have when Macsen sees her in the dream?
(a) Red
(b) Black
(c) We are not told
(d) Golden

7. What does Elen arrange to be brought to Britain so Macsen can feel more at home?
(a) Grapevines
(b) His hunting hounds
(c) His ageing mother
(d) Soil from his native land

8. What color were the strange hounds seen by Pwyll?
(a) White with black ears
(b) Red with white ears
(c) White with red ears
(d) Red, black and white

9. Where is the dream-castle located?
(a) On top of a mountain
(b) In a green valley
(c) On a rolling grassland
(d) By a river mouth

10. What sort of tree does Lleu Llaw Gyffes perch in when in his eagle form?
(a) A birch
(b) An ash
(c) A beech
(d) An oak

11. What is the bridge onto the ship in Macsen's dream made out of?
(a) Polished oakwood
(b) Walrus ivory
(c) Crystal-clear glass
(d) Purest gold

12. Which of the following places is not mentioned in the tale?
(a) Brittany
(b) Burgundy
(c) France
(d) Spain

13. What color is the horse ridden by Rhiannon when she first appears to Pwyll?
(a) Dapple-Grey
(b) White
(c) Black
(d) Red

14. What is the name of the king that Pwyll must face in single combat in the Otherworld?
(a) Arawn
(b) Annwn
(c) Dyfed
(d) Hagfan

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What crop does Manawydan plant?

2. What animal is killed in order to frame Rhiannon for the murder of her son?

3. Which of the following is not part of the situation where Lleu Llaw Gyffes can be killed?

4. Which of the following did Efnisien not to do the horses?

5. Which of the brothers settles permanently in Llydaw?

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