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

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

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

4. How many years did the four spend living in the wilds before moving to Lloegyr?
(a) Two years
(b) Three years
(c) One year
(d) The story does not say

5. How fast is Rhiannon's horse travelling when the messengers pursue her?
(a) A full gallop
(b) A brisk canter
(c) A slow, even pace
(d) Faster than lightning

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not one of the survivors?

2. How long does Rhiannon have to serve her penance?

3. What is the mystery child left in the stable wearing?

4. Which of the brothers settles permanently in Llydaw?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author of "The Dream of Rhonabwy" say that nobody can remember the tale without a book?

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

3. Exactly what disappears during the thunder and mist, and what does not?

4. Why does Cynon first approach the Hideous Herdsman?

5. Why is Cei angry at the two dwarfs?

6. Why do the four have to leave the towns in Lloegyr they try to settle in?

7. What is given to Matholwch and the other Irishmen in compensation for the mutilated horses?

8. Why does Efnisien mutilate the Irish horses?

9. Where does Macsen Wledig fall asleep?

10. Where does Culhwch first see Olwen?

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