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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. Which of the following is a theme in the first chapter of the book?
(a) Different types of books in the world.
(b) The censorship of books.
(c) Happiness found in books.
(d) Determination.

2. According to Marana, what is the only thing that dictates which novels survive?
(a) Author.
(b) Time.
(c) Language.
(d) Title.

3. At whom does Irina point a revolver?
(a) Lotaria.
(b) Eric.
(c) Alex.
(d) Valerian.

4. Where does the man in the first story sit with his suitcase?
(a) In a cafe.
(b) In a pizza shop.
(c) At a bus station.
(d) In a library.

5. Who enjoys reading books that will always exist?
(a) Lotaria.
(b) Uzzi-Tuzii.
(c) Ludmilla.
(d) The reader.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is most likely inside the suitcase the man carries around?

2. Which character in "Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow" mentions that another sack is needed?

3. What does the author admit to wishing to convey through descriptions of a fight?

4. Why did the narrator in "Looks Down in the Gathering Shadow" kill the man?

5. What must a book have for Lotaria to enjoy it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the origin of the problem with the books?

2. Describe the reader's comments on the difference between reading and hearing somebody read aloud.

3. Why is the book titled If On a Winter's Night a Traveler in the story so vague?

4. What do the reader and Ludmilla agree upon in Chapter 4?

5. Describe the novel "Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo."

6. Describe "Outside the Town of Malbork."

7. Describe the reader's interaction with the "other reader."

8. Who is Ermes Marana?

9. For what does the reader continue to search after finding a problem with his second book?

10. In Chapter 4, what type of book does Ludmilla state she enjoys and why is this significant?

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