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

2. Who gives the death blow to the animal that interrupts the cavalry show for Athol and his men?
(a) Sheelagh.
(b) Donuil.
(c) Merlyn.
(d) Athol.

3. What warning does Merlyn give Ironhair after their confrontation in Chapter 6?
(a) Not to challenge him in the future.
(b) That he will spend the rest of his life in jail for what he did.
(c) This is a trick question; there is no such confrontation in Chapter 6.
(d) That he will one day seek revenge for these actions.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Donuil?

2. How does Fin react to Merlyn when they first meet?

3. Who does Merlyn think killed Uther?

4. What does baby Arthur wear around his neck that Merlyn removes in Chapter 1?

5. Who made Excalibur?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Ludmilla familiar to Merlyn when they meet in Chapter 3?

2. Why is King Athol so amazed at the candles Merlyn and Donuil bring him?

3. What do Merlyn and his men realize after they are attacked by, and then kill, the wild boar in Chapter 11?

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

5. What does Merlyn come to realize his flying dream in Chapter 8 is actually about?

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

7. Why does Merlyn come to realize that he was wrong in calling the Outlanders barbarians?

8. How do the men of Eire react to the size of the boar tusks that Dedalus shows them in Chapter 12?

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

10. What connection does Merlyn realize he has with his captors in Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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