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 forces Aife to bear a son?
(a) Scathach.
(b) Forgall.
(c) Domnall.
(d) Cuchulainn.

2. From where does Cuchulainn capture a live wild deer and a flock of swans?
(a) In a forest.
(b) In the clouds.
(c) In a desert.
(d) In a marsh.

3. What is the name that Cuchulainn is first called?
(a) Emer.
(b) Sentant.
(c) Cathbed.
(d) Conchobor.

4. How does Cuchulainn halt the army's progress upon Ulster?
(a) With a magical spancel-hoop.
(b) With a curse of pain.
(c) With a secret potion.
(d) With pure luck.

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

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

7. Why is Medb convinced the Ulster men will be easily defeated?
(a) They are wimps.
(b) They are untrained in war.
(c) They have no hero to lead them.
(d) They are having labor pains.

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

9. Which husband bragged that his wife could beat the fastest chariot?
(a) Crunniuc.
(b) Senchan.
(c) Ulster.
(d) Fergus.

10. Who is Finnbennach?
(a) A bull.
(b) A king.
(c) A warrior.
(d) The queen's lover.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the wise judge that Conchobor consults?

3. Who talks in bed?

4. Who recreated the magical spancel-hoop?

5. How does the army circumvent the trap left in the road for them?

(see the answer keys)

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