The Mabinogion Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is unusual about the knight seen by Gwenhwyfar and Gereint?

2. How many knights in total does Gereint defeat before coming to the Dun Earl's dominions?

3. What colour is Gereint's hair?

4. What is the first strange thing that Peredur sees in the forest?

5. What is unusual about the dwarfs who speak the praise of Peredur (apart from their lack of height)?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the empress give to Peredur that helps him kill the Addanc?

2. What are the three plagues that strike Llud's kingdom?

3. What do the Arthurian figures Rhonabwy meets in his dream say about Rhonabwy's looks?

4. How do Llud and Llefelys prevent the Coranieid overhearing the plans to destroy them?

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

6. What convinces Gereint that Enid is loyal to him?

7. Why does Cynon first approach the Hideous Herdsman?

8. Why do Arthur's men stop him from attacking the Black Witch?

9. Who teaches Peredur in the ways of knighthood?

10. How does Llud deal with the plague of the scream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how the relationship between Gereint and Enid changes over time. What conflicts do they have and how are these conflicts resolved?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the character of King Arthur changes over time. Your answer should describe how he is portrayed in:

(a) "Culhwch and Olwen"

(b) the three romances ("The Lady of the Fountain", "Peredur son of Efrawg" and "Gereint son of Erbin")

(c) "The Dream of Rhonabwy".

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