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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who accuses Rhiannon of the murder?
(a) Teyrnon
(b) Gwawl
(c) Pwyll's councillors
(d) Her waiting-women

2. Which of the following does Gwydion not use at some stage during the tale to create his illusions?
(a) Toadstools
(b) Flowers
(c) Mistletoe
(d) Seaweed

3. What is the name of the cantref ruled over by Lleu Llaw Gyffes before his betrayal by Blodeuedd and Gronwr?
(a) Caer Aranrhod
(b) Dinoding
(c) Caer Dathyl
(d) Dyfed

4. How many riders approach Pwyll after he had driven the strange pack from the dead stag?
(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) One
(d) Nine

5. Who is the first person to try to rescue Pryderi from the caer?
(a) Manawydan
(b) Rhiannon
(c) Cigfa
(d) Caswallawn

6. How many Welsh people survive the battle?
(a) Eight
(b) Twenty
(c) Seven
(d) Nine

7. Which of the following animals are Gilfaethwy and Gwydion not transformed into?
(a) Greyhounds
(b) Pigs
(c) Deer
(d) Wolves

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

9. What is unusual about the boar pursued by Pryderi's hunting hounds?
(a) It can run faster than the fastest horse
(b) It drips flame from its muzzle
(c) It can make itself invisible
(d) It is white

10. Which of the following is not one of the strongholds built by Elen?
(a) Caer Llion
(b) Caer Fyrddin
(c) Arfon
(d) Dinas Emrys

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

12. How long does Rhiannon have to serve her penance?
(a) Nine years
(b) The rest of her life
(c) Seven years
(d) Until the true murderer is found

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

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

15. Which of the following places do the survivors not spend time?
(a) Gwales
(b) Talebolion
(c) Cornwall
(d) Harddlech

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Gwydion and his men disguise themselves at to visit the court of Pryderi?

2. Which of the following flowers is not used to create Blodeuedd?

3. How old was Gwri when he learned to walk?

4. How long does Macsen Wledig spend in Britain with Elen?

5. How many original manuscripts did the original tales come from?

(see the answer keys)

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