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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. Which two people in Eire does Merlyn have an instant aversion to?
(a) Arthur's nanny and tutor.
(b) Mungo and Finn.
(c) Two nameless servants.
(d) Athol and his wife.

2. Who does Merlyn think killed Uther?
(a) Derek of Ravenglass.
(b) Malfoy of Slytherin.
(c) An unknown soldier on the battlefield.
(d) A long-lost enemy who came back for revenge.

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

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

5. Who is Lucanus?
(a) Merlyn's sworn enemy.
(b) Merlyn's friend and a physician.
(c) A woman Merlyn's mother hopes he will marry.
(d) Merlyn's son.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Merlyn say to Ambrose when he asks, in Chapter 6, if the infantry and the cavalry every combine?

2. Who is Popilius?

3. Why are Merlyn and his men nervous about the planned cavalry display for Athol and his men?

4. When Ambrose and Ludmilla come to check on Merlyn after he is stabbed, what is he doing when they think he is sleeping?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Connor tell Merlyn, when he is his captive, he is going to do with Merlyn and baby Arthur?

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

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

5. Why does Ambrose decide to stay in Camulod in Chapter 6?

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 the history of Excalibur as described in Chapter 4?

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

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

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

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