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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What color hair does the maiden have when Macsen sees her in the dream?
2. How many Welsh people survive the battle?
3. Which of the following is not one of the strongholds built by Elen?
4. What sort of tree does Lleu Llaw Gyffes perch in when in his eagle form?
5. How much does the priest offer for the release of the mouse?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Llud and Llefelys prevent the Coranieid overhearing the plans to destroy them?
2. Why does Cigfa become so fearful after Rhiannon and Pryderi vanish?
3. What convinces Gereint that Enid is loyal to him?
4. How does Enid travel to Arthur's court?
5. Why does Aranrhod treat Lleu Llaw Gyffes so spitefully?
6. How were these tales originally presented to an audience?
7. How do Math and Gwydion find Lleu Llaw Gyffes after Gronwr shoots him?
8. What is given to Matholwch and the other Irishmen in compensation for the mutilated horses?
9. Why do Arthur's men stop him from attacking the Black Witch?
10. What are onomastic tales?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the three romances and using material in these, describe what a "typical" (idealised Arthurian) knight is like regarding behaviour, habits, appearance and abilities.
Essay Topic 2
Hunting seems to be an important plot element in many of the tales in The Mabinogion. Eexplain the role that hunts and hunting play in the plots of the following tales:
(a) Pwyll Prince of Dyfed
(b) Culhwch and Olwen
(c) The Dream of Macsen Wledig
Essay Topic 3
Animals often seem to play a magical role in some of the tales of The Mabinogion. Choose three animals from the list below and describe some examples of how they are used the tales. Your answer should also state how the animals seem to affect the events of the plot. Choose from:
(a) pigs or boars
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