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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do the men do with the wild animal that attacks them in Chapter 11?
(a) Shoot it so it is injured and will die, but then move on.
(b) Prepare a feast with it.
(c) Kill it out of mercy and then leave it for the other animals.
(d) Catch it so they can sell it to the circus.

3. What is the name of Connor's sister?
(a) Yvonne.
(b) Joanne.
(c) Yehova.
(d) Ygraine.

4. What does Athol agree to in regard to Arthur?
(a) Surrender his lands when the time comes for Arthur to be king.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Protect him and that Merlyn is the one to train him.
(d) Keep his identity a secret from Donuil.

5. Who does Merlyn suspect is behind his stabbing?
(a) Popilius.
(b) Ironhair.
(c) Ambrose.
(d) Donuil.

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

7. Why does Merlyn often try to avoid his dreams?
(a) Because they are dark, frightening, and prophetic.
(b) Because they are so sad -- and mostly about his dead wife.
(c) Because they are so silly.
(d) Because they show him how rotten and cruel he is inside.

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

9. Where is Merlyn stabbed after the funeral in Chapter 8?
(a) The crowded bathhouse.
(b) Behind the church.
(c) On a quiet road, walking home.
(d) In his own home.

10. What does Merlyn wear to the second meeting of the Council?
(a) Rags.
(b) His finest business suit.
(c) Nothing; he wants to shock them.
(d) Garb denoting his status.

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

12. 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.

13. How do Athol's friends view his leprosy?
(a) With disgust.
(b) This is a trick question; Athol doesn't have leprosy.
(c) With silent horror.
(d) With understanding and compassion.

14. When Ambrose and Ludmilla come to check on Merlyn after he is stabbed, what is he doing when they think he is sleeping?
(a) Pretending to sleep.
(b) Sending out messengers about his attack.
(c) Writing a love letter to Ludmilla.
(d) Planning his escape.

15. Where does Merlyn go to grieve his wife in Chapter 6?
(a) Her favorite spring.
(b) The cemetery.
(c) Her favorite tree just outside of town.
(d) A secret vale where they lived together.

Short Answer Questions

1. What town does Merlyn consider home?

2. Who is Athol?

3. What does the wild animal that interrupts the beginning of the cavalry show do first?

4. Why does Merlyn get angry with Donuil when he goes hunting by himself in Chapter 10?

5. In Chapter 1, what solidifies to Merlyn that he knows his captors?

(see the answer keys)

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