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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How long was Llasar Llaes Gyfnewid's wife pregnant for?
(a) Six weeks
(b) A month
(c) A fortnight
(d) Six months

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Bendigeifran tell the survivors to bury his head?

2. Which of the following does Gwydion not use at some stage during the tale to create his illusions?

3. What is the name of Pryderi's wife?

4. What is the name of the king that Pwyll must face in single combat in the Otherworld?

5. What sort of tree does Lleu Llaw Gyffes perch in when in his eagle form?

Short Essay Questions

1. What three tokens of manhood does Aranrhod refuse to give Lleu Llaw Gyffes?

2. How were these tales originally presented to an audience?

3. Why does Glewlwyd Mighty-Grasp recommend that Culhwch should be admitted to Arthur's court?

4. Why does Gereint decide to marry Enid?

5. Why does Cigfa become so fearful after Rhiannon and Pryderi vanish?

6. How do Cei and Gwrhyr find Mabon Son of Modron?

7. What happens when the door facing Cornwall is opened?

8. Why does Gwydion suggest obtaining pigs from Pryderi?

9. Why does Elen command the roads to be built throughout Britain?

10. Where did the Three Romances originate from before being written for the Mabinogion?

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