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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first thing that happens when someone pours water on the marble slab?

2. What colour is Gereint's hair?

3. Which of the following is not used to make the goblets given to the Empress in the pavilion?

4. What did Cynon see the two blond curly-haired youths doing in the castle?

5. Which of the following does Arthur not mention as one of the things that he cannot grant as a boon to Culhwch?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Mabinogion often sets the plot events in places that the listeners would have been familiar with. Choose three of the real-world places below and for each, state which tale or tales that the place is mentioned in and the most significant events to take place there. Choose from:

(a) Caer Llion

(b) London

(c) Ireland

(d) Dyfed

(e) Cornwall

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Examine the character of the magician Gwydion in "Math son of Mathonwy" and describe him in detail. State whether this character is more a negative character or a positive character, or neutral, using quotes from the text to support your answer.

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