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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 the shepherd responsible for bringing back the bull in Section VIII?
(a) Cuib.
(b) Cuchulainn.
(c) Buide.
(d) Cur.

2. What kind of weapon does Cuchulainn and his foster-brother use on day two of their fight in Chapter XI?
(a) Guns.
(b) Stabbing spears.
(c) Darts with poison.
(d) Slingshots.

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

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

5. When the person sent to seize Cuchulainn's javelin was killed, what did he/she call the weapon?
(a) A big headache.
(b) An evil glare
(c) The rope of death.
(d) An overwhelming gift.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do the king and queen believe to be their final solution in killing Cuchulainn?

2. How does the first day of fighting end for Cuchulainn and his foster-brother in Chapter XI?

3. What convinces Ferbaeth to fight Cuchulainn?

4. How many sons does Gaile Dana have?

5. Who warns Cuchulainn that Medb is planning to ambush him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What causes Cuchulainn's massive killings to stop as Ailill and Medb's army approach?

3. What, other than their fear of him, makes warriors not want to fight Cuchulainn? How does he get past this obstacle?

4. How is it that Loch almost defeats Cuchulainn?

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

6. How many healers tell Cethern he is beyond help? Who is the royal healer that finally agrees to help him?

7. What are the two choices Cethern is given by the royal healer and which does he select?

8. Who is Cuchulainn's mortal father and what is his role in the war?

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

10. 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?

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