Castle in the Air Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is contained in the bottle?

2. The genie claims that he is ____.

3. What word is used to describe the home of Abdullah's father's family?

4. Upon visiting his family, Abdullah learns about his ____.

5. Abdullah tells Jamal to escape by running in which direction?

Short Essay Questions

1. What Is Abdullah's reaction? What occurs next?

2. Why does Abdullah choose to go to the desert? What happens when Abdullah lands in the desert?

3. Explain what happens when Abdullah returns to the Bazaar.

4. Explain the Sultan's view on women.

5. What is Abdullah's plan to escape?

6. Explain the scene in which Abdullah meets the Sultan.

7. Discuss Abdullah's first meeting with the princess.

8. What are Abdullah's actions following the purchase of the carpet?

9. Examine the scene in which Flower is kidnapped.

10. What is Abdullah's explanation about what happened in the garden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Abdullah meets Flower, he learns that she is betrothed to the Prince of Ochistan. Discuss arranged marriages. Why are marriages between royals arranged? Are arranged marriages political in nature? Are the marriages arranged to ensure continued bloodlines? How is a dowry involved? What is the importance of an arranged marriage? How does it affect the betrothed? Why are children promised to others when they are born? Do arranged marriages still occur? What happens if the marriage is broken? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the initial meeting between Abdullah and Kabul Aqba. When and where did it occur? What happens? What dilemma does Aqba face? What decision does Aqba have to make in regards to the genie? How does Abdullah help? How does the meeting change Abdullah's feelings about his fantasy?

Essay Topic 3

Dalzel has an unusual background compared to Hasruel and the other djinns. Explain in detail Dalzel's background and unusual position.

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