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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. 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) His intuition.
(c) An image on the mast.
(d) A dream.

2. Who wants to join Donuil and Merlyn on their trip to Eire?
(a) Ironhair.
(b) Lucanus.
(c) Arthur.
(d) Merlyn's aunt.

3. What does Merlyn wear to the second meeting of the Council?
(a) Rags.
(b) Garb denoting his status.
(c) Nothing; he wants to shock them.
(d) His finest business suit.

4. What wild animal attacks the group in Chapter 11?
(a) An unruly alligator.
(b) An injured bear.
(c) An enraged boar.
(d) A ferocious cougar of some kind.

5. What wild animal prevents the beginning of the calvary show for Athol?
(a) A lion.
(b) A enormous snake.
(c) A boar.
(d) A bear.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Merlyn tell Ambrose that Arthur could become High King?

2. How does the group first see Eire in Chapter 11?

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

4. Why does Merlyn get angry with Donuil when he goes hunting by himself in Chapter 10?

5. How does Merlyn's aunt react when she sees him in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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