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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
(a) Teach him how to play the game.
(b) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.
(c) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
(d) Sit and play a game with him.
2. When Polo lands at the furthest city to which he's ever traveled, he arrives when?
(a) At the solstice.
(b) In the middle of the city's festival of light.
(c) During the hour of the wholesale fish market.
(d) At the start of the harvest.
3. Khan wonders why Polo never speaks of:
(a) His past studies.
(b) His family.
4. Why does Khan wonder when Polo actually has time to travel to far-off cities?
(a) Polo is too busy with his job of head counselor.
(b) Polo is too busy writing down his travel accounts.
(c) It appears Polo has never moved from Khan's garden.
(d) He frequently spots Polo entertaining friends in Khan's city.
5. Esmeralda is known as the city of what?
6. How does Polo describe the city of Olinda?
(a) Lonely, lovely, and lost.
(b) Longing for a renewed version of itself.
(c) Like trees, it grows in concentric circles.
(d) Like the billowing clouds of summer.
7. Leandra is protected by two species, both of which are:
(a) Too tiny to be seen.
(b) Winged and armed with dart guns.
(c) Similar in appearance to wolves.
(d) Extraordinarily large and strong.
8. How does Melania's population renew itself?
(a) By being reborn and living multiple lives.
(b) Through the acting out of an ongoing dialogue.
(c) By reciting vows at the start of each new year.
(d) Through the annual "Festival of Renewal."
9. When Khan tells Polo that he's dreamed of a city bathed in the light of the moon, what does Polo say?
(a) Such a city would be a lonely place.
(b) This describes most cities Polo has seen.
(c) It is called Lalage.
(d) He dreamed of such as city, too.
10. Octavia is full of:
(a) Towers, arches, and bells.
(b) Forgotten dreams.
(c) Translucent tents.
(d) Ropes, chains, and catwalks.
11. Who are honored throughout Leonia?
(b) Street cleaners.
(c) Clock makers.
12. As he travels through Adelma, what does Polo wonder?
(a) Where all the children have gone to.
(b) If those he encounters are real people or ghosts.
(c) Why there are more men than women there.
(d) If he resembles someone who is already dead to the people there.
13. What does a traveler arriving to Baucis see?
(a) Slender stilts.
(b) Rope bridges.
(c) Blue arches.
(d) Golden stairs.
14. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
(a) The most talented architects built the underground version of Beersheba.
(b) Its people honor everything that represents Beersheba's heavenly counterpart.
(c) Residents highly regard the Beersheba that exists below.
(d) There are two projections of Beersheba.
15. Who are the Penates and the Lares?
(a) The two species that protect the people of Leandra.
(b) The guardians of Baucis.
(c) The ancestors of Melania's inhabitants.
(d) The two main tribes of Ersilia.
Short Answer Questions
1. When one listens to the ground in Argia, what does one hear?
2. If someone wants to see the blueprint for the city of Thekla, what will he be told?
3. In Chapter 8, Khan comes to realize that knowledge of his empire can be found in:
4. As the two men sit smoking their pipes, does Khan actually confront Polo?
5. Polo says that Clarice is:
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