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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. How has Ironhair betrayed Dergyll?
(a) He robbed him of some livestock.
(b) He seduced his wife.
(c) He claimed a link to Camulod.
(d) He told him a lot of lies and then took his money.

2. What causes Merlyn's horse to run away as he is trying to rescue Mordecai?
(a) A gunshot.
(b) Merlyn's angry yelling and cursing.
(c) Thunder and lightning.
(d) A spirit.

3. What is Twistback's relationship with his daughter, Sheelagh, like?
(a) He is very harsh on her.
(b) He dotes on her and enjoys spoiling her.
(c) He is mad he never had a son and takes it out on her.
(d) He can be very nice but also very mean to her.

4. Who challenges Merlyn to a shooting contest in Chapter 20?
(a) Ironhair.
(b) Huw Armstong.
(c) Sheelagh.
(d) Dedalus.

5. Who is Dergyll?
(a) Uther's cousin.
(b) A new character without any connection to the other characters.
(c) Merlyn's arch enemy.
(d) A man claiming Arthur shouldn't be king.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the situation like as Merlyn and Dergyll face each other at first in Chapter 26?

2. What major factor enables Merlyn, Donuil, and Athol to successfully defend themselves from the surprise attack?

3. Where do Sheelagh and Arthur's wet nurse stay when they reach Camulod with Merlyn?

4. What does Merlyn think about Donuil's connection with Sheelagh?

5. How does Aunt Luceiia react when she sees Arthur again in Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ambrose think that the snow storm in Chapter 22 might be a blessing in disguise?

2. How does Sheelagh first react when she thinks Merlyn is accusing her of having dreams that come true?

3. For what reasons does Sheelagh given Merlyn such a deep kiss as she leaves to reunite with Donuil?

4. What does Sheelagh seem to know instinctively about her relationship with Donuil?

5. How does Merlyn react in Chapter 19 when he hears that the leper colony has been attacked?

6. What advice does Ambrose give Merlyn in Chapter 20 when Merlyn mentions that he'd like to travel to Cambria?

7. What misunderstanding do Dergyll and Merlyn realize has happened between them?

8. What does Merlyn realize in Chapter 20 as he is at the shooting range to meet his brother?

9. How does Arthur's wet nurse react when Merlyn tells her that Arthur will be going to Camulod?

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

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