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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At Euphemia, how many different nations gather to trade?
2. At times, Polo and Khan sit quietly to:
(a) Wait for food to be brought to them.
(b) Listen to the wind chimes.
(c) Ponder the conversation.
(d) Allow the assistants to speak.
3. When Polo speaks of Zemrude, one of the views he offers is filled with:
(a) Gutters, fish scales, and trash.
(b) Beggars, thieves, and tax collectors.
(c) Old men and women with vacant eyes.
(d) Staircases that go nowhere.
4. What do the people of Zenobia imagine when asked to describe a happy life?
(a) A place where they are free to follow their interests.
(b) A city like their own.
(c) Enough food on the table.
(d) A good spouse and many children.
5. What is Eutropia composed of?
(a) One large city surrounding a smaller city.
(b) A number of equally sized cities.
(c) Island cities within a vast lake.
(d) Three cities separated from each other by a lake.
6. When describing the cities of Eutropia, Polo explains that:
(a) Each one is ruled by a benevolent elder.
(b) Only one is inhabited at a time.
(c) Its inhabitants are unusually tall.
(d) All were once destroyed by a large earthquake.
7. At the conclusion of Chapter 1, Khan is completely satisfied with Polo's explanations but still remembers what?
(a) That Polo used to lie to him.
(b) The symbols and emblems Polo once used.
(c) To pretend to question Polo's accuracy.
(d) How ridiculous Polo looked when he used more gestures.
8. Of what use are Polo's tales to the emperor?
(a) To keep him calm and stable in light of financial troubles.
(b) To serve as nothing more than entertainment.
(c) To help him connect to distant places he will never see.
(d) To keep him from getting depressed.
9. In Armilla, what is one likely to catch a glimpse of?
(a) Young boys fishing with their bare hands in the river.
(b) Children flying colorful, dragon-shaped kites in the distance.
(c) Young women bathing in the many tubs and showers.
(d) Prayer flags fluttering from rooftops.
10. When do merchants from many different nations gather at Euphemia to trade?
(a) Every solstice and equinox.
(b) The first of the year.
(c) Every full moon.
(d) Immediately following the harvest.
11. Which city has supposedly languished and deteriorated, forgotten by the earth?
12. What creates connections between lives in Chloe?
(a) The fact that everyone is related to everyone else in some way.
(b) The city's 103-year-old patriarch.
(c) Something about their glances.
(d) The way everyone lives in close, tight-knit communities.
13. Where is the city of Valdrada built?
(a) On the shores of a lake.
(b) On the top of a mesa.
(c) At the edge of a dense forest.
(d) In a fertile valley.
14. This peninsular city can be reached by ship or camel, revealing itself to travelers by both land and sea:
15. Polo gives Khan impressions of:
(a) What other leaders think of him.
(b) The financial state of the empire.
(c) The meaning of life.
(d) His cities and their inhabitants.
Short Answer Questions
1. What city is found 80 miles northwest of Zenobia?
2. When Polo speaks of a city, he speaks:
3. Polo first describes the city of Diomira to Khan as:
4. When Khan accuses Polo of lying about the state of his empire, what does Polo say?
5. Polo understands that when he has irritated Khan, the emperor will:
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