The Tain Test | Final 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. How does Cuchulainn protect himself from Gaile Dana and his sons?
(a) By chasing birds.
(b) With a shield.
(c) By hiding.
(d) By running.

2. Who describes the massive number of warriors in Chapter XIII by their lineage?
(a) Mac Roth.
(b) Eric.
(c) Fergus.
(d) Conchobor.

3. Who gets his hair and clothing cut by Cuchulainn before the warrior finally just kills him?
(a) Ailill.
(b) Etarcomol.
(c) Medb.
(d) Fergus.

4. Which warrior refuses to fight Cuchulainn in Section VII?
(a) Curoi.
(b) Etarcomol.
(c) Fergus.
(d) Nadcranntail.

5. What is the name of Medb's herdsman killed in Section VI?
(a) Lothar.
(b) Glenn Gatlaig,
(c) Cronn.
(d) Tain.

6. Why does Fergus fear Gaile Dana and his sons will kill Cuchulainn?
(a) There are so many of them.
(b) They are crazy mean.
(c) They have poison on their weapons.
(d) They are much larger.

7. Why does Fergus agree to face Cuchulainn in Section X?
(a) He is drunk.
(b) He is the only one left.
(c) He doesn't have a choice.
(d) He's old and ready to die.

8. What does Medb have bards and poets tell about in Chapter XI?
(a) Ferdia's loyalty.
(b) Cuchulainn's evil monstrous personality.
(c) Fedlam's wicked ways.
(d) Ferdia's cowardice.

9. Who helps Cuchulainn develop a fake beard?
(a) His servant.
(b) His charioteer.
(c) Fergus.
(d) His father.

10. Who starts a war with Ailill's army after a truce is made with Rochad?
(a) Finnabair.
(b) Medb.
(c) Kings of Munster.
(d) The Galeoin Warriors.

11. How many men does Cuchulainn kill when Medb's army attack him at their "truce" meeting?
(a) 14.
(b) 29.
(c) 9.
(d) 31.

12. Who mocks Fergus for going easy against his kinsmen at Ulster?
(a) Conchobor.
(b) Ailill.
(c) Cuchulainn.
(d) Medb.

13. With whom is Finnabair smitten in Chapter XII?
(a) Ferdia.
(b) Rochad.
(c) Cethern.
(d) Fingin.

14. Who is only severely maimed by Cuchulainn in Section VIII?
(a) Lugaid.
(b) Larene.
(c) Ferbaeth.
(d) Cur.

15. Who slays the shepherd responsible for bringing the bull back in Section VII?
(a) Ailill.
(b) Cuchulainn.
(c) Medb.
(d) Conchobor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who warns Conchobor of the approaching army in Chapter XII?

2. Section VI tells how the army is led to which community?

3. What is the first weapon Cuchulainn and his foster-brother choose to fight with in Chapter XI?

4. Who does Ailill make fun of for not being a real king?

5. Who does Cuchulainn summon to help scout the advancing army?

(see the answer keys)

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