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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 baby Arthur wear around his neck that Merlyn removes in Chapter 1?
(a) A necklace with a key.
(b) A piece of lace from his mother, the queen.
(c) A golden signet ring.
(d) A tooth from a boar his uncle killed.

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

3. Why are Merlyn and his men putting on a cavalry display for Athol and his men?
(a) They are trying to show off how powerful they are.
(b) They are trying to build friendship and this is how they do it.
(c) They requested one.
(d) They are required to do so by law.

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

5. Who is Uther?
(a) Yvonne's cousin.
(b) All of these answers are correct.
(c) Sheelagh's cousin.
(d) Merlyn's cousin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the men do with the wild animal that attacks them in Chapter 11?

2. How does Athol feel when Donuil returns to Eire?

3. How does Merlyn spend the day after the day he talks to Lucanus about being celibate in Chapter 6?

4. What kind of life does Lucanus live?

5. What wild animal prevents the beginning of the calvary show for Athol?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Merlyn and Ambrose deter the attack against the family farm in Chapter 28?

2. Why do Merlyn and his men decide to send Arthur away?

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

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

5. What is the history of Excalibur as described in Chapter 4?

6. What happens when a wild bear attacks the crowd just as Merlyn and his men are preparing for their cavalry display?

7. What is surprising about Donuil's choice to stay in Camulod?

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

9. In what situation does Merlyn find Mordecai after everyone goes out looking for him?

10. What ends up happening with Sheelagh and Donuil in Chapter 23?

(see the answer keys)

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