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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Conchobor's mother?
(a) Macha.
(b) Nes.
(c) Muirgen.
(d) Cathbad.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is strange about Fedelm?

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

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

4. How does the toddler Cuchulainn defeat the neighborhood boys?

5. Who slays both Noisiu and Fiacha?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Cuchulainn realizes he has killed his son?

2. How does Derdriu die?

3. Describe the discussion between Ailill and Medb and what does it result in?

4. Who is Setanta?

5. How did Cuchulainn get his name?

6. What are the names of the two pig-keepers in the story and what unusual power do both have?

7. How do the scholars learn the tale of the Tain in its entirety?

8. Why does Cuchulainn spare Orlam's charioteer, then kill him later?

9. What does the owner of the prized possession think about the exchange offer and what is the ultimate result of it?

10. What does Fergus say about Cuchulainn's childhood?

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