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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Fin react to Merlyn when they first meet?
(a) Like he has known him forever.
(b) He is very rude to him.
(c) Like he knows he is a spy.
(d) He loses his temper but no one can figure out why.

4. Who is Ambrose?
(a) Merlyn's stepbrother.
(b) Merlyn's uncle.
(c) Merlyn's son.
(d) Merlyn's cousin.

5. What do Connor and Merlyn talk about when the first converse together?
(a) The baby Merlyn has with him.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Merlyn's background.
(d) Merlyn's unique beard.

6. What is little Arthur heir to?
(a) Camulod.
(b) Pendragon.
(c) Cornwall.
(d) All of these answers are correct.

7. Who is Uther?
(a) Sheelagh's cousin.
(b) Yvonne's cousin.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) Merlyn's cousin.

8. How does Merlyn react when teased by Lucanus about his attraction to Ludmilla?
(a) He immediately denies it.
(b) He ignores it, as his mother advised many years ago.
(c) He teases Lucanus right back.
(d) He gets absoultely furious and starts a fight.

9. What wild animal prevents the beginning of the calvary show for Athol?
(a) A bear.
(b) A boar.
(c) A lion.
(d) A enormous snake.

10. What important thing(s) do Donuil, Merlyn, and Athol discuss in Athol's tent.
(a) All of these answers are correct.
(b) Warfare and cavalry.
(c) The importance of Arthur.
(d) That the king's daughter has been killed.

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

12. Where is Merlyn sleeping with Arthur when Chapter 1 opens?
(a) In the bottom of a cave.
(b) In the bottom of a boat.
(c) In the top room of a small inn.
(d) In the bottom of a house, in the basement.

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

14. What does Merlyn suspect Uther of doing?
(a) Killing Arthur's sister.
(b) Killing Arthur's mother.
(c) Killing Merlyn's daughter.
(d) Killing Merlyn's beloved wife.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Merlyn and his men putting on a cavalry display for Athol and his men?

2. How does Merlyn react to Lucanus's request that he visit the leper colony?

3. What does Merlyn dream about the night after he visits the leper colony?

4. Who sends a group of men to attack Merlyn and his group at the end of Chapter 10?

5. How old is Merlyn in the Prologue?

(see the answer keys)

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