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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Donuil suggest he and Merlyn bring as gifts to his father back in Eire?
(a) Roses.
(b) Candles.
(c) Honey.
(d) Mead.

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

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

7. What kind of romantic relationships make Merlyn uncomfortable in the beginning of "The Saxon Shore"?
(a) Anything other than heterosexual relationships.
(b) Heterosexual relationships.
(c) Any romantic relationships at all.
(d) All of these answers are correct.

8. What does Merlyn say in response to Ambrose's assertions that Merlyn is a sorcerer?
(a) That he isn't yet but he's very close to passing his test.
(b) That he is but Ambrose needs to be more quiet about it.
(c) That he is sometimes and not others.
(d) That such ideas are ridiculous.

9. 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.

10. What kind of life does Lucanus live?
(a) A life of poverty.
(b) A celibate life.
(c) A life of silence.
(d) A life of indulgence and gluttony.

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

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

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

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

15. What town does Merlyn consider home?
(a) Cambridge.
(b) Canchester.
(c) Camulod.
(d) Cummingsburg.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Lucanus?

2. How does Athol react to the gifts Merlyn and Donuil bring?

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

4. Who does Merlyn think killed Uther?

5. Which two people in Eire does Merlyn have an instant aversion to?

(see the answer keys)

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