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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 made Excalibur?
(a) Merlyn's uncle.
(b) Merlyn's aunt.
(c) Arthur himself.
(d) The local blacksmith.

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

3. What does Donuil suggest he and Merlyn bring as gifts to his father back in Eire?
(a) Roses.
(b) Honey.
(c) Candles.
(d) Mead.

4. 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 simply doesn't believe it, since she thought he was dead.
(d) She is very angry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the conversation about Merlyn possibly being a sorcerer in Chapter 9, what does Merlyn admit to Ambrose?

2. How have the people of Eire taken care of Arthur during Merlyn's absence?

3. What do Connor and Merlyn talk about when the first converse together?

4. Who sends a group of men to attack Merlyn and his group at the end of Chapter 10?

5. Who is Athol's daughter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What impression does Merlyn have of the leper colony after he leaves?

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

3. How does Merlyn come to realize this his cousin may not have killed his wife?

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

5. Why does Merlyn remove the ring from around baby Arthur's neck in Chapter 1?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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