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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the members of the Sect of the Phoenix call themselves?
(a) Men of the fire.
(b) The Company.
(c) Men of the secret.
(d) Phoenicians.

2. In the story, "The End," who has the stranger killed previously?
(a) The black man's brother.
(b) His brother.
(c) The store owner's son.
(d) The black man.

3. Why does Ireneo Funes feel that language is futile?
(a) It is too full of contradictions.
(b) There are not enough differing words to describe objects.
(c) People do not listen when others speak.
(d) No one knows how to converse anymore.

4. What does Ireneo Funes ask to borrow from the narrator?
(a) A scarf.
(b) A coat.
(c) A pen.
(d) Books.

5. Who is the narrator visiting when he meets Ireneo Funes for the first time?
(a) A friend.
(b) His sister.
(c) His father.
(d) His cousin.

6. Who is Fergus Kilpatrick?
(a) The great-grandson of James Alexander Nolan.
(b) An Irish rebel.
(c) An Englishman.
(d) A friend of Ryan.

7. What language is spoken in the Sect of the Phoenix?
(a) Dutch.
(b) Celtic.
(c) Hebrew.
(d) All languages.

8. Why does Erik Lonnrot believe the third man in "Death and the Compass" was murdered?
(a) As part of a hate crime.
(b) As part of a botched robbery.
(c) He offended a group of religious people.
(d) As part of a crime of passion.

9. What talent does Ireneo Funes possess?
(a) He can create new languages.
(b) He memorizes encyclopedias.
(c) He always knows the correct time.
(d) He can recite the entire dictionary.

10. How does Ireneo Funes die?
(a) He is shot.
(b) From a blood clot in his brain.
(c) From heart failure.
(d) By falling out of bed.

11. What nationality is Jaromir Hladik?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Dutch,
(c) German.
(d) English.

12. Why does Erik Lonnrot believe the second man in "Death and the Compass" was murdered?
(a) As part of a botched robbery.
(b) He offended a group of religious people.
(c) As part of a hate crime.
(d) As part of a crime of passion.

13. Why does the narrator seek shelter at the Englishman's ranch?
(a) He car had a flat tire.
(b) He is running from the police.
(c) He is caught in a terrible storm.
(d) He is hiding from soldiers.

14. What type of play is Jaromir Hladik writing?
(a) A tragedy.
(b) A farce.
(c) A drama.
(d) A comedy.

15. From what illness does Nils Runeberg suffer?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Lupus.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Insomnia.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Death and the Compass," how are Erik Lonnrot and the police alerted to the third murder?

2. Why does the narrator have to leave his cousin's house?

3. What happens to John Vincent Moon during the Irish rebellion?

4. What do the narrator and Ireneo Funes discuss?

5. When is "The Secret Miracle" set?

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