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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. Where is Kira's father in Chapter 1?
(a) Hunting with the other men.
(b) At the cott.
(c) In the Council Edifice.
(d) Missing and presumed dead.

2. What comforts Kira as she falls asleep in her new bed in the Edifice?
(a) Thoughts of her father.
(b) The sounds of the night.
(c) An embroidered scrap of cloth.
(d) The smell of her mother's cloth.

3. Where will the weaver with the broken arm probably be sent?
(a) To the next village.
(b) To the Council of Guardians.
(c) To the healer.
(d) To the Field of Leaving.

4. Where will the injured weaver's children probably be sent?
(a) To the next village.
(b) To the Field of Leaving.
(c) To the Council of Guardians.
(d) To live with other women.

5. What gift does Thomas give Kira?
(a) An intricately carved box.
(b) A colorful scarf.
(c) A hand mirror.
(d) A carved walking stick.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Vandara and the other women think Kira is useless?

2. What does one tender assist Kira with on her first morning in the Edifice?

3. What does Kira discover is still intact in Chapter 2 when she returns home?

4. How did Kira's father reportedly die?

5. Which character is waiting with Matt for Kira at the Edifice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What accusations does Vandara bring against Kira before the Council of Guardians?

2. Since Kira, as a woman, is forbidden to learn to read or write, how does she study Annabella's lessons?

3. How is Matt's relationship with Branch similar to his friendship with Kira?

4. What is the significance of names in Kira's society?

5. Describe Kira's home after she returns from the Field of Leaving.

6. What defense does Jamison give in Kira's trial?

7. Describe Vandara's appearance and demeanor during the trial in Chapter 3.

8. How is Kira's embroidered scrap of cloth and Thomas' carved piece of wood similar?

9. How does Kira find the color she needs for her threads?

10. How does Kira prepare for her trial in Chapter 3?

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