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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Donn Cuailnge?
(a) A court jester.
(b) The queen's lover.
(c) The king's lead warrior.
(d) Another great bull.

2. How does the toddler Cuchulainn defeat the neighborhood boys?
(a) By telling their mothers.
(b) By puking on them.
(c) By throwing a tantrum.
(d) By going into a warp spasm.

3. Which girl does Cuchulainn court?
(a) Dredriu.
(b) Aife.
(c) Domnall.
(d) Emer.

4. Who warns the men of Ulster of the pending war?
(a) Ailill.
(b) Cuchulainn.
(c) Medb.
(d) Fergus.

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

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

7. What does Cuchulainn do to the horses of the charioteers he stops?
(a) Keeps them.
(b) Eats them.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Cuts their ears off.

8. Who is frightened by Cuchulainn's tree-chopping?
(a) Fergus.
(b) Medb.
(c) Ailill.
(d) Domnall.

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

10. Who kills Cuchulainn's son?
(a) Emer.
(b) Cuchhulainn.
(c) Domnall.
(d) Forgall.

11. What, according to Cuchulaiin's girl, must he do without for one year?
(a) Food.
(b) Sex.
(c) Water.
(d) Sleep.

12. How many charioteers does Cuchulainn stop with one fallen tree?
(a) 14.
(b) 12.
(c) 4.
(d) 21.

13. What is used for hobbling animals?
(a) A space leap.
(b) A gae bolga.
(c) A magical spancel-hoop.
(d) A warp spasm.

14. Of which community does Fergus rule as king?
(a) Ireland.
(b) Allil.
(c) Ulster.
(d) Tain.

15. Who does Fergus want to marry?
(a) Macha.
(b) Derdriu.
(c) Nes.
(d) Conchobor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who knows the whole story of "Tain Bo Cuailnge?"

2. How does the killer of the guard dog make amends for its death?

3. Who is Conchobor's mother?

4. What is the one thing the woman who is talking in bed lacks?

5. How many men does Cuchulaiin's girl want him to kill at each ford?

(see the answer keys)

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