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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When Khan describes cities to Polo, what does he tell Polo to do?
(a) Tell him whether or not he's been there.
(b) Offer what is most beautiful in each city.
(c) Predict their future success.
(d) Tell him if they exist.

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

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

5. Where do the people of Isaura find water?
(a) In the city's aqueducts and reservoirs.
(b) From dew that forms on plants.
(c) Atop the highest mountain.
(d) Wherever they dig.

6. What is Eutropia composed of?
(a) Island cities within a vast lake.
(b) One large city surrounding a smaller city.
(c) A number of equally sized cities.
(d) Three cities separated from each other by a lake.

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

8. Which city stands on high pilings even though it sits on dry land?
(a) Chernobia.
(b) Zenobia.
(c) Algoria.
(d) Zamoria.

9. Who tells Polo in Hypatia that, "signs form a language, but not the one you know."
(a) One of the servants.
(b) One of the philosphers.
(c) The sultan.
(d) The sultan's eldest son.

10. What creates connections between lives in Chloe?
(a) The way everyone lives in close, tight-knit communities.
(b) The city's 103-year-old patriarch.
(c) Something about their glances.
(d) The fact that everyone is related to everyone else in some way.

11. This peninsular city can be reached by ship or camel, revealing itself to travelers by both land and sea:
(a) Despina.
(b) Isaura.
(c) Tamara.
(d) Irma.

12. Once Polo is able to speak a language that Khan understands, he can:
(a) Be very precise in his descriptions.
(b) Demand greater pay.
(c) Be arrogant and disagreeable.
(d) Request to go on more voyages.

13. Why does Polo initially rely on symbols to represent people and places?
(a) He's eccentric and mischievous.
(b) He wants to make it more challenging for Khan.
(c) He cannot speak Khan's language.
(d) He's too shy to speak directly to the emperor.

14. In Armilla, what is one likely to catch a glimpse of?
(a) Children flying colorful, dragon-shaped kites in the distance.
(b) Young boys fishing with their bare hands in the river.
(c) Prayer flags fluttering from rooftops.
(d) Young women bathing in the many tubs and showers.

15. Polo says that Zaira is defined by:
(a) An imposing, gleaming white building in the central plaza.
(b) Its people, who are exquisitely beautiful yet age too quickly.
(c) The relationship between its people and the beautiful gardens they tend.
(d) Its relationships between measurements of its space and the events of its past.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which city do visitors consider to be a trap?

2. Polo understands that when he has irritated Khan, the emperor will:

3. The various depictions of Fedora show what?

4. After Khan sends Polo on many missions, Polo learns:

5. If a traveler walks into Zemrude with his head held high, how does he see the city?

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