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 word is used to describe the garment of the princess?

2. Which of the following is offered by the genie instead?

3. What is the last word Abdullah uses to coax a magic carpet before giving up?

4. What is the name of the land in which Abdullah has landed?

5. Which metal supposedly blocks magic powers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Abdullah? What is his job?

2. What is Abdullah's relationship with his father's family?

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

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

5. Abdullah manages to escape with the aid of the magic carpet. What event occurs the next morning?

6. Explain Abdullah's next trip to the garden aboard the magic carpet.

7. Discuss the scene in which Abdullah meets Kabul Aqba.

8. Explain Abdullah's first journey on the carpet.

9. Examine the scene in which Flower is kidnapped.

10. Explain the scene in which Abdullah goes to the Emporium to visit his father's family.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain what happens to Sophie and Morgan. How does the old soldier recognize that the cats are enchanted? What is Sophie's special gift? Why is the spell placed on the woman and child? How is the spell broken? What might you do in a similar situation?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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