The Tain Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

China Miéville and Thomas Kinsella
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who catches a "bug" from a drink of water?
(a) Conchobor.
(b) Macha.
(c) Derdriu.
(d) Deichtine.

2. How old is Cuchulainn's son when he arrives to his father?
(a) 5.
(b) 10.
(c) 7.
(d) 12.

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

4. Who talks in bed?
(a) Forgall and Derdriu.
(b) Cuchulainn and Emer.
(c) Medb and Ailill.
(d) Conchobor and Emer.

5. Which king is forced into exile by the men of the community?
(a) Conchobor.
(b) Fergus.
(c) Muirgen.
(d) Derdriu.

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

7. What are the army's 3,000 elite warriors called?
(a) Galestrom.
(b) Galeoin.
(c) Galveston.
(d) Gae Bolga.

8. How many marauders attacked Ulster when Cuchulainn had to save it?
(a) 150.
(b) 27.
(c) 500.
(d) 12.

9. Who does Medb send to kill Cuchulainn?
(a) Herself.
(b) Ailill
(c) Fraech.
(d) Fergus.

10. Who does Deichtine marry?
(a) Fergus mac Roich.
(b) Conchobor.
(c) Sualdam mac Roich..
(d) Senchan.

11. Who knows the whole story of "Tain Bo Cuailnge?"
(a) No one.
(b) Everyone.
(c) Senchan.
(d) Conchobor.

12. Who decides to raise the evil child who screamed in the womb?
(a) Conchobor.
(b) Cathbad.
(c) Fedlimid.
(d) Nes.

13. How many feats must Cuchulainn complete to win his girl's heart?
(a) One.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

15. Who refused to serve under a woman?
(a) Cuchulainn.
(b) Finnbennach.
(c) Ailill.
(d) Medb.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which girl does Cuchulainn court?

2. What does Cuchulainn drink as an infant?

3. What is the name of Sualdam's son?

4. How many neighborhood boys does Cuchulainn defeat as a toddler?

5. How old was Cuchulainn when he saved Ulster from attacking marauders?

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