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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Merlyn say to Ambrose when he asks, in Chapter 6, if the infantry and the cavalry every combine?
(a) That they traditionally have not.
(b) That they are crucial for each other's success.
(c) That they cannot because it creates too many problems.
(d) That they made a promise to the Gods that they would never try it.

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

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

5. What does Merlyn feel when he gives Ambrose and Ludmilla his blessing over their relationship?
(a) Anger.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Annoyance.
(d) Joy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Merlyn think killed Uther?

2. What kind of life does Lucanus live?

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

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

5. What wild animal attacks the group in Chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Merlyn and his men arrive in Eire, how do they decide to proceed north?

2. What is Merlyn's main mission as described in the Prologue in "The Saxon Shore"?

3. What is problematic about Merlyn's decision to bring horses as a gift to Donuil's father?

4. What does Merlyn believe that Arthur's destiny is?

5. What does Merlyn imagine the leper colony to be like before he arrives?

6. What does King Athol do to Finn when he learns that he has been rude to Merlyn?

7. What does Merlyn tell his captors about how he came across the baby Arthur?

8. What happens when Ironhair blocks Merlyn's way in Chapter 6?

9. What prevents Merlyn from realizing that he is not, in fact, alone when he goes to visit a secret vale in Chapter 6?

10. What does Merlyn tell the Council about his return in Chapter 4?

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