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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the emperor tells Polo that he's dreamed up a city and describes it, what does Polo reply?
(a) He praises the emperor's wit and imagination.
(b) It's the most fantastic city Polo has ever heard of.
(c) It's the city Polo was just describing.
(d) He asks to not be interrupted again.

2. Polo wants to inform the emperor how much darkness is out there by focusing on:
(a) The debauchery of each region.
(b) Traitors and those who speak poison.
(c) Small glimmers of light.
(d) Remnants of past glory.

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

4. Polo says that each action in Valdrada is inverted in:
(a) The future.
(b) Another dimension.
(c) Its mirror image.
(d) Its monthly plays.

5. What's missing in Armilla?
(a) Walls, ceilings, and floors.
(b) Roads.
(c) Law and order.
(d) A comprehensible language.

6. At the beginning of Chapter 2, what do Khan's messengers warn of?
(a) Disease.
(b) Battles.
(c) Betrayal.
(d) Famines.

7. 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) Prayer flags fluttering from rooftops.
(d) Young women bathing in the many tubs and showers.

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

9. Polo states that Dorothea can be described by its canals, towers, people, and history, or how else?
(a) Through the artist's paintbrush.
(b) By the skies each evening paints.
(c) Through the eyes of an old woman.
(d) In terms of youthful memory.

10. By dissecting each city, what is Polo is trying to explain to Khan?
(a) That beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
(b) That there is good and bad within each city.
(c) That not every city within the empire is relevant.
(d) That each city exists outside of its inhabitants and location.

11. Which is the city of perceptions and symbols, where items are valuable because of what they represent, not what they really are?
(a) Tamara.
(b) Isaura.
(c) Zirma.
(d) Zora.

12. Which is the city of a thousand wells, sitting above an underground lake?
(a) Tamara.
(b) Isaura.
(c) Zirma.
(d) Laura.

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

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

15. When Khan asks if he will finally be able to fully possess his empire after learning the meaning of all of Polo's symbols, the traveler replies that Khan:
(a) Will be esteemed by every man, woman, and child in the empire.
(b) Will reach a state of great enlightenment.
(c) Will then be an emblem among the emblems.
(d) Will be able to teach the symbols to his many children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Khan's messengers advise him on the price of:

2. At the conclusion of Chapter 1, Khan is completely satisfied with Polo's explanations but still remembers what?

3. After the people of Chloe lock eyes with each other for a moment, what do they do?

4. When Polo first communicates with Khan, the emperor is able to:

5. What city is found 80 miles northwest of Zenobia?

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