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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Lyra is captured in battle and a hood is placed over her head, her daemon serves as her eyes. What does he tell her that he sees?
(a) Her kidnappers appear to be Tartars.
(b) She is being taken to the fish hut.
(c) Witches have whisked Lyra away.
(d) She is one of thousands of children being whisked away.
2. When Iorek and Lyra reach the village near the Bolvangar, they are met by what?
(a) Howling dogs and a man with a rifle.
(b) Honking geese and a child with a book.
(c) Polar bears and a woman with an electron gun.
(d) Baby seals and a girl with a sled.
3. When Lyra finds Tony Makarios in the fish house, whom does he ask about?
(a) His mother.
(b) His teacher.
(c) His daemon.
(d) His sister.
4. When the daemons escape from the Bolvangar, why is the alarm not heard?
(a) The daemons disengaged it.
(b) It is set to "Silent Mode."
(c) It is drowned out by the fire alarm.
(d) It sounds, but nobody recognizes it.
5. After Iorek becomes king, Lyra consults her alethiometer and discovers that Mrs. Coulter is
(a) Burning down the Bolvangar to hide the evidence.
(b) Plotting with the witches to recapture Lyra.
(c) Headed to Svalgard in a zeppelin that is armed with guns.
(d) Has captured Lee Scoresby and taken his hot air balloon.
6. After the battle between the two bears is over, Lyra is reunited with
7. What does Lyra place in Tony's mouth before his body is cremated?
(a) Pouch of poppy seeds.
(b) Gold coin.
(c) Note she wrote.
(d) Licorice piece.
8. When Lyra consults her alethiometer to see how the Bolvangar is being defended, she discovers that
(a) The entrance is protected by an electric field, and Gobblers patrol the area.
(b) The region is separated by an icy moat.
(c) The area is guarded by armored bears.
(d) The station is surrounded by wire and guarded by Tartars.
9. At the canteen in the Bolvangar, Lyra drops a handkerchief when passing by her friend and manages to convey to him that they
(a) Should not talk to the other children.
(b) Must pretend they do not know each other.
(c) Need to talk to Mrs. Coulter immediately.
(d) Must overtake the adults the first chance they get.
10. At the Bolvangar, when Mrs. Coulter asks Lyra about the girl's disappearance in London, what story does Lyra fabricate?
(a) A couple took her, and then Gobblers captured her.
(b) The last thing she remembers was falling into a canal.
(c) Lord Asriel told her she was in danger and then took her away.
(d) The police kidnapped and imprisoned her for weeks.
11. At the Bolvangar, what lie does Mrs. Coulter tell Lyra about Dust?
(a) It is harvested for its mind-strengthening properties.
(b) It is evil and can infect daemons.
(c) She really does not know anything about it.
(d) It is used to cure diseases in children.
12. While being held captive by the bears, Lyra consults her alethiometer using light provided by
(a) The faint glow of her wristwatch.
(b) The small opening high above her.
(c) Small clumps of glowing Dust.
(d) Her daemon who takes on the form of a firefly.
13. When Lyra's hood is removed by her kidnappers, who addresses her?
(a) A woman with a cackling voice laughs at her.
(b) Mrs. Coulter talks to her disapprovingly.
(c) A Gobbler threatens her.
(d) A man speaking broken English asks her name.
14. When Lyra sees hundreds of tiny black objects up in the sky, Iorek tells her they are
(b) Anti-matter particles.
(d) Dust particles.
15. Lyra is able to answer all of the bear king's difficult questions by consulting
(a) The witches.
(b) Her daemon.
(c) Her friend Iorek.
(d) The alethiometer.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Lyra learn about male witches?
2. What does Mrs. Coulter determine resulted in the escape of the daemons from the Bolvangar?
3. At the Bolvangar, how do Lyra and her friend exchange information without getting caught?
4. Lyra meets three girls at the Bolvangar who tell her that when a child is taken, that child
5. Iorek was exiled from Svalbard for what?
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