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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many kings are with Macsen Wledig when he has his dream?
(a) Thirty-two
(b) Twenty-seven
(c) Thirty-five
(d) Fourteen

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

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

4. Which of the following phenomena did not signal the disappearance of the people and domestic animals of Dyfed?
(a) Thunder
(b) Light
(c) Mist
(d) Darkness

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

6. Which of the following places are not seen by Macsen's messengers in the Island of Britain?
(a) Aber Seint
(b) Arfon
(c) Lloegyr
(d) Mon

7. How many times in total does Pwyll see Rhiannon riding past the mound?
(a) One
(b) Four
(c) Seven
(d) Three

8. What crop does Manawydan plant?
(a) Maize
(b) Barley
(c) Rye
(d) Wheat

9. Which sub-division of the tales are considered to be the most recently written?
(a) The Tales of King Arthur
(b) The Four Branches of the Mabinogi
(c) The Three Romances
(d) The Four Independent Native Tales

10. What is the name of Rhiannon's father?
(a) Arawn King of Arawn
(b) Hereward the Wake
(c) Gwawl son of Clud
(d) Hefeydd the Old

11. Which of the following did Efnisien not to do the horses?
(a) Cut off their tails
(b) Cut off their lips
(c) Cut off their manes
(d) Cut off their ears

12. How many tales appear in THE MABINOGION?
(a) Ten
(b) Eleven
(c) Twenty
(d) Four

13. Why does Efnisien grow angry during the feast?
(a) Because the Irish warriors were hidden in the flourbags
(b) Because Matholwch insulted him
(c) Because Branwen had been so badly mistreated
(d) Because Gwern would not show him affection

14. What relation is Gwydion to Lleu Llaw Gyffes?
(a) His cousin
(b) His uncle
(c) His brother
(d) His father

15. Who had Bendigeifran left as his regent while he was in Ireland?
(a) Manawydan
(b) Caswallawn
(c) Pendaran Dyfed
(d) Cradawg

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the man (other than Pwyll) who claims Rhiannon as his bride?

2. Where is Macsen when he receives the message that inspires him to return to Rome?

3. Where did Manawydan go to offer homage to Caswallawn?

4. Which of the following does Pryderi not find inside the caer?

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

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