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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. In "Museum--On Exactitude in Science," how big are the maps of the Empire?
(a) They can only be seen with microscopes.
(b) The size of stamps.
(c) As big as the Empire.
(d) The size of regular maps.

2. In "The Night of the Gits," who is The Captive?
(a) A man entranced by literature.
(b) A prostitute.
(c) A war prisoner.
(d) An innocent boy.

3. In "Undr," what does the sacred word of the Urns mean?
(a) God.
(b) Wonder.
(c) Mirror.
(d) Warfare.

4. In "August 25, 1983," what hotel room does Borges go to?
(a) 49.
(b) 63.
(c) 19.
(d) The room is numberless.

5. In "The Yellow Rose," what does Marino FINALLY think about his poetry?
(a) His poetry is adequate, but not great, and he should become a lawyer.
(b) His poetry is greater than the actual world.
(c) He has written the greatest poem on roses ever to exist.
(d) His poetry can never reflect the reality of the rose.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Maker," what does the father give the protagonist when he is a boy?

2. In "Delia Elena San Marco," what does the narrator wonder after the death of his beloved?

3. In "Undr," what does Ulf do to avoid execution?

4. In "The Bribe," what does Professor Einarrson write?

5. In "The Maker," the protagonist is what Greek writer?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Unworthy," why does Fischbein, a mild-mannered and bookish man, hang around a gang?

2. In "The Plot," a gaucho dies in a similar fashion to Julius Caesar. What does this suggest about history?

3. In "Undr," is there any suggestion that "Undr" or "wonder" really isn't the only sacred word of the Urns?

4. What does "Shakespeare's Memory" say about creating art?

5. In "A Weary Man's Utopia," is the society described by the old man really a "utopia"?

6. Is there a contradiction to the argument in "Argumentum Ornithologicum"?

7. In "The Rose of Paracelsus," why doesn't Paracelsus turn the ashes of the rose into a rose for the young man?

8. Name some of the customs and beliefs of the strange group in "The Sect of Thirty."

9. In "The Duel," what is the nature of the duel between Clara and Marta?

10. In "Everything and Nothing," who ultimately tells Shakespeare he is like him, and why does he say this?

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