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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is Popilius?
(a) Merlyn's father.
(b) A senior soldier in Camulod.
(c) A man who tries to assassinate Merlyn.
(d) A man who tries to kidnap Arthur.

3. For whom do Merlyn and Ambrose plan an elaborate funeral in Chapter 8?
(a) Donuil.
(b) Arthur's wet nurse.
(c) Merlyn's aunt.
(d) Popilius.

4. What does Lucanus tell Merlyn he should fear about the lepers?
(a) Touching them.
(b) Getting any blood on them.
(c) Nothing.
(d) The curses they put on people.

5. Where does Ambrose tell Merlyn he plans to stay in Chapter 6?
(a) Camulod.
(b) Erin.
(c) Rome.
(d) Outside in the forest.

6. How does Athol react to the gifts Merlyn and Donuil bring?
(a) He is furious because he sees them as godly.
(b) He is amazed.
(c) He doesn't really understand them, actually.
(d) He is so humbled by them, he weeps.

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

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

9. How many days after his stabbing does Merlyn finally leave for Eire?
(a) 14.
(b) 30.
(c) 2.
(d) 9.

10. What does Merlyn tell Ambrose about his ascent to power in Chapter 7?
(a) That he is King now even though he doesn't want it.
(b) That he will be second-in-command as soon as he is ready.
(c) That he must cede the thrown to Arthur.
(d) That it is time to move from a monarchy to a democracy.

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

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

13. How does Merlyn's aunt react when she sees him in Chapter 4?
(a) She is very angry.
(b) She simply doesn't believe it, since she thought he was dead.
(c) All of these answers are correct.
(d) She is very happy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Ambrose react to the beauty and power of Camulod?

2. How does Merlyn's aunt respond when he tells her about Arthur's destiny?

3. What does Merlyn wear to the second meeting of the Council?

4. Who is Donuil?

5. Who wants to join Donuil and Merlyn on their trip to Eire?

(see the answer keys)

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