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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Polo first communicates with Khan, the emperor is able to:
(a) Decipher his signs.
(b) Comprehend his unusual accent.
(c) Look interested despite being bored.
(d) Understand everything completely.

2. At Euphemia, how many different nations gather to trade?
(a) Three.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Seven.
(d) Forty.

3. Polo explains that if he describes Olivia as rich in products and profits, the emperor should realize that:
(a) Ash falls regularly on the streets and rivers from the efforts of its industrious people.
(b) The city also contains fine palaces, exotic creatures, soot , grease, and desperation.
(c) Its people are well off and need to share their riches with others in the empire.
(d) It is one of the most prosperous and exotic cities in the empire.

4. What tangible items do merchants trade in Euphemia?
(a) Poppy seeds, grain, and nutmeg.
(b) Gunpowder and fireworks.
(c) Curry powder and white and green tea.
(d) Silk fabrics as well as silk worms.

5. In the city with the large metal building in its center, what's inside each room of the building?
(a) Statuettes in honor of the city's past leaders.
(b) Stores of food in case of famine.
(c) Scrolls that tell of the city's history.
(d) A large, blue globe showing a different model of the city.

6. At the conclusion of Chapter 1, Khan is completely satisfied with Polo's explanations but still remembers what?
(a) To pretend to question Polo's accuracy.
(b) The symbols and emblems Polo once used.
(c) How ridiculous Polo looked when he used more gestures.
(d) That Polo used to lie to him.

7. Khan tells Polo about his dreams of a city where the farewells from its harbor are what?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Insincere.
(c) Joyous and celebratory.
(d) Tearful but silent.

8. As Kublai Khan listens to the reports of his envoys and tax collectors while walking through his garden, his messengers speak in languages that:
(a) He developed.
(b) Are understood only by members of royalty.
(c) They made up.
(d) He doesn't understand.

9. What does Polo explain that Zemrude's form is based on?
(a) The orientation of the sky.
(b) The hope of its people.
(c) The traveler's mood.
(d) The dream of the dreamer.

10. Which city is said to be between two deserts, one of sand and one of water?
(a) Despina.
(b) Isidora.
(c) Zaira.
(d) Diomira.

11. Polo offers two vantage points of Zemrude; one includes:
(a) Flapping curtains, fountains, and windowsills.
(b) Windmills and bright flowers.
(c) Busy markets and bustling streets.
(d) Walls with gaping holes.

12. According to Polo, what is found in half of Sophronia?
(a) Markets selling the riches of the world.
(b) Tent cities with the poorest of the poor.
(c) A fair with a roller coaster, carousel, and ferris wheel.
(d) An observatory with a large telescope and wise astrologers.

13. When Khan says that he has a model city in his mind, he explains that from that city, he can:
(a) Best rule his empire.
(b) Deduce all possible cities.
(c) Send Polo to every other city.
(d) Supply silk to the rest of his empire.

14. When he is quiet, what does Polo sometimes imagine?
(a) Being in the emperor's shoes.
(b) Answering the emperor's questions.
(c) Being in a far off land.
(d) What life would be like had he not met the emperor.

15. After Khan sends Polo on many missions, Polo learns:
(a) How to sail virtually any type of ship.
(b) To become an expert negotiator.
(c) The cooking techniques of the Mongols.
(d) The language of the Tartars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What theme runs through Chapter 4 with regard to how Polo tells his tales?

2. What creates connections between lives in Chloe?

3. Which is the city of perceptions and symbols, where items are valuable because of what they represent, not what they really are?

4. Polo first describes the city of Diomira to Khan as:

5. Polo explains that the city Khan dreams of with the farewells from its harbor has one secret. What is it?

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