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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. How big is the cell on the ship in which Lanik is imprisoned?
(a) Two meters wide.
(b) One meter wide.
(c) Four meters wide.
(d) Three meters wide.
2. What does the land of Mueller exchange for iron?
(b) Extra livestock.
(c) Extra limbs.
(d) Lion fur.
3. According to what Lanik learns from his visitor, who rules Mueller?
4. As the main character prepares to leave his homeland, what does he notice being kept in pens?
(a) Radical regeneratives.
(b) Convicted felons.
(d) Untamed lions.
5. What does Lanik realize as he watches the people who make their home in the desert?
(a) They hide in their homes from the sun.
(b) They convert the desert sand into food.
(c) They never need to eat or drink.
(d) They have secret stores of water.
Short Answer Questions
1. What nickname does Lanik use for his mother?
2. Why does Lanik ask for this particular thing after being challenged by the young boy?
3. What does the person helping Lanik give him before he departs?
4. What is the name of the story's protagonist?
5. According to the person taking Lanik to Nkumai, how many ambassadors are in Nkumai?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Lanik finally comes to after collapsing in the desert, what occurs to help him realize that he may not die?
2. The group of men in the desert "heals" Lanik. What is the result of the group's healing?
3. Describe Dinte's character.
4. What does the old soldier hope that Lanik will learn from the books the soldier has?
5. There are only a few ambassadors in Nkumai. Why?
6. Why does Lanik not sever his thumbs in order to escape the cruel bonds?
7. What does Father ask Lanik to discover as part of his new role?
8. What does Lanik's body do with all of the energy he is eating?
9. What has the old soldier done to disrupt the trade involving the radical regeneratives?
10. As Lanik languishes in his cell, he has a visitor. What is Lanik's visitor absolutely sure of?
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