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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Athol?
(a) Dedalus' brother.
(b) Arthur's wet nurse.
(c) The king in Eire.
(d) Merlyn's confidant.

2. How does Ambrose react to the beauty and power of Camulod?
(a) He is too depressed to even notice it.
(b) He is overwhelmed by it.
(c) He thinks it's nice but that it will never match that of Rome.
(d) It just makes him miss home even more.

3. In Chapter 1, what solidifies to Merlyn that he knows his captors?
(a) His intuition.
(b) An image on the mast.
(c) A scar he sees on one of the men's faces.
(d) A dream.

4. Who is Mungo?
(a) A beautiful woman who enchants Merlyn.
(b) Arthur's young cousin.
(c) Arthur's new friend in Eire.
(d) King Athol's adviser.

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

6. What astounds everyone about Merlyn and Ambrose?
(a) How much they look alike.
(b) How deep their hatred is for each other.
(c) That they have the exact same wounds -- but from different battles.
(d) That the have the same birthday.

7. What relationship do Lucanus and Ludmilla have?
(a) Ludmilla is studying medicine under Lucanas.
(b) They hate each other, actually.
(c) They are siblings.
(d) They are lovers.

8. Who wants to join Donuil and Merlyn on their trip to Eire?
(a) Merlyn's aunt.
(b) Arthur.
(c) Ironhair.
(d) Lucanus.

9. Why are Merlyn and his men nervous about the planned cavalry display for Athol and his men?
(a) They don't have their usual amount of horses and riders.
(b) Their horses are hungry and not acting right.
(c) The horses spook easily in the new land.
(d) They don't want to seem as showing off too much.

10. Who is Athol's daughter?
(a) Arthur's mother.
(b) Merlyn's deceased wife.
(c) Donuil's aunt.
(d) Dedalus's secret lover.

11. How does Merlyn's aunt respond when he tells her about Arthur's destiny?
(a) She is jealous.
(b) She is very proud.
(c) She is frightened.
(d) She doesn't believe his tall tales.

12. When does Merlyn tell Ambrose that Arthur could become High King?
(a) When they are both drunk, which was a mistake.
(b) When they are examining Excalibur.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) When they are deep in the woods, where no one can hear.

13. Why does Merlyn get angry with Donuil when he goes hunting by himself in Chapter 10?
(a) Because someone is following them and they could have been attacked.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Because if he didn't come back, Merlyn couldn't get Arthur back.
(d) Because he could have gotten hurt.

14. Who made Excalibur?
(a) Merlyn's uncle.
(b) The local blacksmith.
(c) Merlyn's aunt.
(d) Arthur himself.

15. Who does Merlyn's aunt tell Merlyn would be proud of him because of his work with the Council?
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her husband.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Merlyn react when teased by Lucanus about his attraction to Ludmilla?

2. What town does Merlyn consider home?

3. Where is Merlyn stabbed after the funeral in Chapter 8?

4. What promise does Merlyn make to the dead Uther?

5. Who is Ambrose?

(see the answer keys)

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