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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who recreated the magical spancel-hoop?
(a) Fergus.
(b) Medb.
(c) Ailill.
(d) No one.

2. Who convinces Cuchulaiin to go for more training?
(a) Domnall.
(b) Fergus.
(c) Conchobor.
(d) Forgall.

3. What is given in exchange for the baby born at the inn?
(a) Two horses.
(b) A sack of grain.
(c) A donkey.
(d) A barrel of water.

4. Who acts as a midwife, delivering a child at the inn?
(a) Deichtine.
(b) Nes.
(c) Macha.
(d) Derdriu.

5. Who is the wise judge that Conchobor consults?
(a) Cathbed.
(b) Conall.
(c) Emer.
(d) Morann.

6. Who explains the scream heard from the womb?
(a) Fedlimid.
(b) Cathbad.
(c) Nes.
(d) Macha.

7. What is the name of Conchobor's sister?
(a) Derdriu.
(b) Conch.
(c) Nes.
(d) Deichtine.

8. What is the topic of the couple who is talking in bed?
(a) Leadership ability comparison.
(b) Wealth comparison.
(c) Friend comparison.
(d) Jewel comparison.

9. Who raced the chariot?
(a) Macha.
(b) Dredriu.
(c) Ailill.
(d) Fergus.

10. Who steals Conchobor's weapons and chariot?
(a) Medb.
(b) Fergus.
(c) Cuchulainn.
(d) Ailill

11. Who is impressed with Cuchulainn's tree-chopping?
(a) Domnall.
(b) Medb.
(c) Ailill.
(d) Fergus.

12. How many neighborhood boys does Cuchulainn defeat as a toddler?
(a) 25.
(b) 1.
(c) 15.
(d) 150.

13. Which of Medb's sons is beheaded by Cuchulainn?
(a) Aylull.
(b) Fraech.
(c) Orlam.
(d) Mongrale.

14. How does Cuchulainn kill the charioteer who did not follow his orders?
(a) With a javelin.
(b) With a slingshot.
(c) With a rope.
(d) With a spear.

15. How is the story of the Tain recorded?
(a) By oral tradition.
(b) In writing.
(c) In pictures.
(d) On cave walls.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is named king for one year?

2. Who does Deichtine marry?

3. Who forces Aife to bear a son?

4. Which warrior lifted grown soldiers over his head?

5. Who is Conchobor's mother?

(see the answer keys)

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