The Tain Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through X - XI.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom does Fergus tell stories about Cuchulainn's great adventures and exploits?
(a) Ailill.
(b) Medb.
(c) Emer.
(d) Domnall.

2. How does Cuchulainn finally end the fight between him and his foster-brother in Chapter XI?
(a) By stabbing him in the back.
(b) By cutting off his head.
(c) With the gae bolga.
(d) By poisoning his water.

3. What is the second weapon Cuchulainn and his foster-brother choose to fight with in Chapter XI?
(a) Iron darts and shields.
(b) Hands.
(c) Rocks.
(d) Spears.

4. Section VI tells how the army is led to which community?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Finnabair.
(c) Conaille.
(d) Alba.

5. Who mocks Fergus for going easy against his kinsmen at Ulster?
(a) Medb.
(b) Cuchulainn.
(c) Ailill.
(d) Conchobor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who warns the men of Ulster of the pending war?

2. How many versions of how the army arrives in a new community are told in Section VI?

3. Who refused to serve under a woman?

4. Who is Daire?

5. How does the second day of fighting end in Chapter XI between Cuchulainn and his foster-brother?

(see the answer key)

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