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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the wild animal that interrupts the beginning of the cavalry show do first?
(a) Stand up straight and scare everyone to pieces.
(b) Attack the crowds.
(c) Kill a man.
(d) Eat a baby.

2. Which two people in Eire does Merlyn have an instant aversion to?
(a) Athol and his wife.
(b) Arthur's nanny and tutor.
(c) Mungo and Finn.
(d) Two nameless servants.

3. Who is Donuil?
(a) A brother of Merlyn's.
(b) Merlyn's father.
(c) A friend of Merlyn's.
(d) A stepbrother of Meryln's.

4. How does the group first see Eire in Chapter 11?
(a) Through the fog.
(b) Through the rain.
(c) Through burning-bright sunlight.
(d) Through the darkness.

5. What does Merlyn do when he finds Uther's body?
(a) Buries it.
(b) Steals the clothes.
(c) Makes a funeral pyre for him.
(d) Looks for jewelry he can sell for food.

6. Why is Merlyn able to communicate so quickly with his captors in Chapter 1?
(a) They all speak English.
(b) He knows sign language.
(c) He realizes he speaks their language.
(d) Because he's a sorcerer he can understand everyone.

7. What does the wild animal that interrupts the beginning of the cavalry show do second?
(a) Eat a baby.
(b) Attack the crowds.
(c) Kill a man.
(d) Stand up straight and scare everyone to pieces.

8. What does Peter Ironhair do for a living?
(a) He's a lawyer.
(b) He's some kind of banker.
(c) He's a farmer.
(d) He's an ironsmith.

9. What does Merlyn say to Ambrose when he asks, in Chapter 6, if the infantry and the cavalry every combine?
(a) That they are crucial for each other's success.
(b) That they traditionally have not.
(c) That they made a promise to the Gods that they would never try it.
(d) That they cannot because it creates too many problems.

10. What promise does Merlyn make to the dead Uther?
(a) That his death will go unnoticed by anyone important.
(b) That he will rot in hell.
(c) That his son will think well of him.
(d) That Merlyn will finally feel satisfaction over his death.

11. Who gives the death blow to the animal that interrupts the cavalry show for Athol and his men?
(a) Sheelagh.
(b) Donuil.
(c) Merlyn.
(d) Athol.

12. What warning does Merlyn give Ironhair after their confrontation in Chapter 6?
(a) Not to challenge him in the future.
(b) That he will spend the rest of his life in jail for what he did.
(c) That he will one day seek revenge for these actions.
(d) This is a trick question; there is no such confrontation in Chapter 6.

13. How have the people of Eire taken care of Arthur during Merlyn's absence?
(a) Some have been really nice but most have been pretty mean.
(b) They have only done the minimum required to keep him alive.
(c) Very badly.
(d) Very well.

14. How does Athol feel when Donuil returns to Eire?
(a) Betrayed.
(b) Very happy.
(c) Jealous.
(d) Enraged.

15. Why are Merlyn and his men putting on a cavalry display for Athol and his men?
(a) They are trying to show off how powerful they are.
(b) They requested one.
(c) They are required to do so by law.
(d) They are trying to build friendship and this is how they do it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Athol agree to in regard to Arthur?

2. Who does Merlyn suspect is behind his stabbing?

3. Who is Lucanus?

4. What is little Arthur heir to?

5. What do the men do with the wild animal that attacks them in Chapter 11?

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