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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Each person in Melania is what?
(a) Born into a role.
(b) Expected to understand existence.
(c) Regarded as both mother and father to everyone else.
(d) Tested at the age of five.
2. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
(a) There are two projections of Beersheba.
(b) The most talented architects built the underground version of Beersheba.
(c) Its people honor everything that represents Beersheba's heavenly counterpart.
(d) Residents highly regard the Beersheba that exists below.
3. The form of the city of Eudoxia is preserved in a carpet. When someone who is lost stares at this carpet, what happens?
(a) A guide appears to lead the lost sojourner home.
(b) One becomes hopelessly lost.
(c) The carpet reveals the exact street on which one stands.
(d) One enters a state of deep sleep.
4. What does a traveler arriving to Baucis see?
(a) Golden stairs.
(b) Rope bridges.
(c) Slender stilts.
(d) Blue arches.
5. In Argia, what are the streets filled with?
6. What is one of Khan's biggest worries regarding his empire?
(a) It will be forgotten by the rest of the world.
(b) Its people will grow disillusioned.
(c) It will be stolen from him.
(d) It will be crushed under its own weight.
7. As he travels through Adelma, what does Polo wonder?
(a) Where all the children have gone to.
(b) Why there are more men than women there.
(c) If he resembles someone who is already dead to the people there.
(d) If those he encounters are real people or ghosts.
8. In Chapter 8, Khan comes to realize that knowledge of his empire can be found in:
(a) The hidden spaces between spoken words.
(b) The hidden patterns on a chessboard.
(c) The hidden places in his vast garden.
(d) The hidden clues in Polo's stories.
9. What does Polo say that Pyrrha represents for him?
(a) The perfect city.
(b) The picture of his childhood dreams.
(c) All the cities he's never seen.
(d) The ultimate in decadence.
10. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
(a) Which stone supports the bridge.
(b) How many stones are in the bridge.
(c) How large the stones are.
(d) Whether the stones are rough or smooth.
11. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
(a) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.
(b) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
(c) Sit and play a game with him.
(d) Teach him how to play the game.
12. What does Polo describe Eusapia as?
13. What does Khan dream his lands are filled with?
(a) Promise and rich growth.
(b) Gold, silver, and bronze.
(c) The brightest, most beautiful people.
(d) Innovative architecture.
14. Why does Khan question Polo's motives for travel?
(a) He no longer wants to fund Polo's travels.
(b) He stops trusting Polo.
(c) He hears the longing in Polo's voice.
(d) Polo is a complete mystery to him.
15. In Chapter 5, as Khan sits in his palace visualizing the growth of his empire, what does he see?
(a) Conquered territories spreading further into other regions.
(b) Overpopulation leading to famine and disease.
(c) More innovations coming from his empire's brightest minds.
(d) Warriors from the west coming to fight for his empire.
Short Answer Questions
1. What types of objects are found in Clarice's museums?
2. Who are the Penates and the Lares?
3. What happens to the city of Irene as one approaches it?
4. In Esmeralda, people can choose to travel by:
5. Khan wonders why Polo never speaks of:
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