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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. When does Teyrnon's mare give birth to a foal?
(a) May Day
(b) May Eve
(c) Midsummer
(d) Halloween

4. What colour were the saddles made by Manawydan and Pryderi?
(a) Greenish-blue
(b) Golden-orange
(c) Dark red
(d) Dark blue

5. What town was Pwyll and Rhiannon's son born in?
(a) Caer Llion
(b) Aberystwyth
(c) Caer Aranrhod
(d) Arberth

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

7. Which original manuscript used to compile The Mabinogion is the oldest?
(a) The Red Book of Hergest
(b) The White Book of Rhydderch
(c) The Romances of Chretién de Troyes
(d) The Book of the Dun Cow

8. What title do the messengers greet the maiden with?
(a) Queen of Britain
(b) Empress of Britain
(c) Empress of Rome
(d) Queen of Rome

9. What weapon does Lleu Llaw Gyffes use to kill Gronwr?
(a) A spear
(b) An arrow
(c) A stone
(d) A sword

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

11. Which of the following does not come on Manawydan and Pryderi in revenge for what was done to Gwawl?
(a) The captivity of Pryderi and Rhiannon
(b) The raids on Manawydan's crops
(c) The disappearance of the people and domestic animals of Dyfed
(d) The persecution of Manawydan by the shoemakers

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

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

14. When do the mice come to steal Manawydan's grain?
(a) Midnight
(b) Twilight
(c) Sunrise
(d) Sunset

15. How does Llwyd transform his wife back into human form?
(a) He sings a song of power
(b) He taps her with a magic wand
(c) He writes a sigil in the air
(d) He claps his hands three times

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. How many tales appear in THE MABINOGION?

5. Which of the following cantrefs does Pryderi not rule over?

(see the answer keys)

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