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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 happens to the man who was stealing the food from the king's court?
2. How many times is Peredur able to mend the sword after cutting through the column?
3. How does Lludd keep himself awake while he keeps watch over the hall at night?
4. Where do the pure black troop come from?
5. Which of the following tasks does Enid not perform when Gereint spends the night in her father's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. What convinces Gereint that Enid is loyal to him?
2. Why and how does Luned rescue Owein?
3. Where does Culhwch first see Olwen?
4. Why does Gereint decide to marry Enid?
5. Why does Rhonabwy set out on a journey?
6. Why does the author of "The Dream of Rhonabwy" say that nobody can remember the tale without a book?
7. Why do Arthur's men stop him from attacking the Black Witch?
8. What are the three plagues that strike Llud's kingdom?
9. What do the Arthurian figures Rhonabwy meets in his dream say about Rhonabwy's looks?
10. How does Enid travel to Arthur's court?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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
Essay Topic 2
The Mabinogion contains numerous examples of onomastic tales. Choose three places from the list below and for each, explain the following:
(1) How, according to the tale they appear in, the place earned its name
(2) How important the incident is in the plot of the tale in which it appears.
(a) Talebolion (Branwen daughter of Llyr)
(b) Llydaw (The Dream of Macsen Wledig)
(c) Caer Fyrddin (The Dream of Macsen Wledig)
(d) Creuwyron (Math son of Mathonwy)
(e) Caer Llud (Llud and Llefelys)
Essay Topic 3
How do the earlier oral tales differ from the later romances? Your answer could consider features such as narrative style, setting and plot, as well as other features. Use at least two romances and two oral tales as examples to support your answer.
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