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

2. What is the name of the royal healer who restores the Ulster warrior's health?
(a) Cethern.
(b) Laeg.
(c) Fingin.
(d) Munster.

3. Which woman does Cuchulainn resist in Section VIII?
(a) Morrigan.
(b) Fedlem.
(c) An angel.
(d) Medb.

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

5. What convinces Ferbaeth to fight Cuchulainn?
(a) He takes steroids and thinks he can win.
(b) Ailill gets him drunk and talks him into it.
(c) He wants to prove he's better.
(d) He wants to kill Cuchulainn.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the person sent to seize Cuchulainn's javelin was killed, what did he/she call the weapon?

2. How does Cuchulainn kill the person sent to seize his javelin from him?

3. How does Cuchulainn protect himself from Gaile Dana and his sons?

4. What word does Medb use to describe her thighs in Chapter XI?

5. How many healers tell the Ulster warrior that he is beyond help?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ailill use the town fool and why is Cuchulainn aggravated by the situation?

2. When Medb and Ailill get Fergus drunk and send him to fight Cuchulainn, why doesn't Cuchulainn kill him?

3. What is Cuchulainn's unusual connection with the gods? How does his god-like father help him heal as the great army gets closer to Ulster?

4. Why doesn't Cuchulainn kill Fergus whenever the army is nearing Ulster?

5. Who saves Cuchulainn's life as he faces a man and his 27 sons?

6. Describe how Cuchulainn finally defeats Ferdia. Explain how the weapon he used works.

7. Who is Cuchulainn's longest battle with and why?

8. Chapter XIII contains a long list of great warriors as described by two people. Who are the people and what differs about their descriptions of the great warriors?

9. How does Fergus lose his sword? What does he do without it?

10. How does the army attempt to move Donn Cuailnge from Black Cauldron to Conaille?

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