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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. What will Jahanara tether to a cypress tree so the Sultan and his men will find a secret passage into the Red Fort?
(a) White stallion.
(b) Small pony.
(c) Large dog.
(d) Black stallion.

2. Where is Shah Jahan imprisoned once Aurangzeb captures the Red Fort?
(a) A cell.
(b) Octagonal Tower.
(c) Round Tower.
(d) His rooms.

3. How long does it take for the Red Fort to surrender to Aurangzeb and his army?
(a) 1 1/2 weeks.
(b) 1 day.
(c) 1 week.
(d) 2 days.

4. When Ladli comes to Jahanara's cell with Aurangzeb and Khondamir, what is painted on her robe?
(a) Vines.
(b) Chinese dragons.
(c) Flowers.
(d) Elephants.

5. How many windows does the chamber have where Shah Jahan is imprisoned?
(a) 2.
(b) 6.
(c) 8.
(d) 4.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Jahanara do to Nizam when she returned to Agra?

2. How many warriors fought inside the Red Fort?

3. How many times has Jahanara asked herself why she didn't allow Aurangzeb to die?

4. How many men on warhorses with lights do Jahanara and Nizam see when they travel one night?

5. How old is Jahanara when she escapes from Aurangzeb and flees to Bijapur?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jahanara conclude when she looks around at the beginning of Part 4?

2. What is the difference between Nizam and Isa from other men?

3. Why did Jahanara always try to show her father that she was worthy of his love?

4. What does Aurangzeb do when a cobra without fangs is placed in his bed?

5. What does Jahanara see around her at the beginning of Part 4?

6. How does Aurangzeb respond when Jahanara saves him from the snake?

7. Why doesn't Jahanara wipe the blood from her face when Aurangzeb backhands her?

8. Where is Nizam assigned to serve in Aurangzeb's army, and how he is outfitted?

9. How does Jahanara survive being locked in a cell with two hungry cheetahs?

10. Why does Jahanara tell her granddaughters she didn't allow Aurangzeb to die?

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