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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Dr. Yu Tsun discuss with Dr. Stephen Albert?
(a) The war.
(b) Ts'ui Pen's labyrinth.
(c) Ts'ui Pen's sculpture.
(d) Ts'ui Pen's poetry.

2. What are the Vindications?
(a) Books of apology and prophecy.
(b) Songs of the future.
(c) Books that cause destruction.
(d) The laws of the Library of Babel.

3. What body organ begins a dream of the protagonist in "The Circular Ruins"?
(a) A heart.
(b) An eye.
(c) An ear.
(d) A hand.

4. What is April March?
(a) A magazine article.
(b) A short story.
(c) A novel.
(d) A satirical play.

5. What power does the Company have over lottery players?
(a) Governing.
(b) Supplies.
(c) None.
(d) Life and death.

6. What is The God of the Labyrinth?
(a) A magazine article.
(b) A satirical play.
(c) Historical fiction.
(d) A detective story.

7. Who examines Pierre Menard's manuscripts?
(a) Don Quixote.
(b) Edgar Allen Poe.
(c) Miguel de Cervantes.
(d) The narrator.

8. From what point of view is "The Babylon Lottery" written?
(a) Second person.
(b) Second person omniscient.
(c) Third person.
(d) First person.

9. In "The Approach of Al-Mu'tasim," which character writes a detective novel?
(a) A student.
(b) A blind astrologer.
(c) A robber.
(d) A lawyer.

10. How does Pierre Menard describe "Don Quixote"?
(a) As an important work of literature.
(b) An essential work of literature.
(c) Trite and meaningless.
(d) The work of an amateur.

11. Who is the narrator of "The Babylon Lottery"?
(a) A visitor to the land.
(b) The leader of the Company.
(c) A member of the Company.
(d) A lottery player.

12. What is the Company?
(a) The lottery players.
(b) The group that runs the lottery.
(c) The merchant's guild.
(d) The bank.

13. Which room do the Purifiers seek?
(a) The Crimson Hexagon.
(b) The Crimson Circle.
(c) The exit.
(d) The Reading Room.

14. In "The Babylon Lottery," which characters first sponsor the lottery?
(a) Bankers.
(b) Barbers.
(c) Lawyers.
(d) Merchants.

15. Where does the narrator discover "The First Encyclopedia of Tlon"?
(a) In the library.
(b) Among Herbert Ashe's possessions.
(c) Inside a mirror.
(d) On the island of Tertius.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Circular Ruins", how does the protagonist travel to the ruins?

2. How many books does the library of Babel contain?

3. Which great literary work does Pierre Menard rewrite?

4. Who is Herbert Ashe?

5. Who is Dr. Yu Tsun?

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