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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which child is reared by the entire community?
(a) Conchobor.
(b) Emer.
(c) Setanta.
(d) Derdriu.

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

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

4. What board game does Cuchulainn like as a child?
(a) Yaschmatzi.
(b) Checkers.
(c) Celtic Tic Tac Toe.
(d) Fidchell.

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

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

7. How old was Cuchulainn when he saved Ulster from attacking marauders?
(a) 15.
(b) 32.
(c) 27.
(d) 5.

8. Who curses the men of Ulster?
(a) Derdriu.
(b) Macha.
(c) Tain.
(d) Ness.

9. What is it that Medb's army searches to find?
(a) The bull.
(b) Cuchulainn.
(c) The king.
(d) Gold.

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

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

12. How does Cuchulainn chop down a tree?
(a) Using his own teeth.
(b) With a live beaver to saw through it.
(c) Snaps it with his bare hands.
(d) With one chop.

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

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

15. What is the name of t he child who screamed in the womb?
(a) Ness.
(b) Derdriu.
(c) Macha.
(d) Fedlimid.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many grown soldiers were lifted over the warrior's head?

2. Which misty figure explains the Tain?

3. Who is Conchobor's mother?

4. Who slays both Noisiu and Fiacha?

5. Who saved Conchobor and his son Cuscraid from the battlefield after they were defeated by King Eogan?

(see the answer keys)

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