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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As Polo studies the wood of Khan's chessboard, what does he point out?
(a) Its natural flaws.
(b) That they've not had dinner yet.
(c) That it's getting late.
(d) Its rich red color.
2. Why does Khan question Polo's motives for travel?
(a) He no longer wants to fund Polo's travels.
(b) He hears the longing in Polo's voice.
(c) Polo is a complete mystery to him.
(d) He stops trusting Polo.
3. What does a traveler arriving to Baucis see?
(a) Slender stilts.
(b) Golden stairs.
(c) Rope bridges.
(d) Blue arches.
4. Esmeralda is known as the city of what?
5. When a traveler arrives at Phyllis, what does he decide to do?
(a) Sleep by day and explore by night.
(b) Stay there for the rest of his life.
(c) Dance, sing, and eat.
(d) Relax in the public baths.
6. 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) He frequently spots Polo entertaining friends in Khan's city.
(d) It appears Polo has never moved from Khan's garden.
7. What is at the center of Moriana?
(a) A strange contraption that controls the thoughts of its residents.
(b) An enormous hole plunging into the depths of the earth.
(c) Nothing--the city only has front and back sides.
(d) It is hard to tell--there is too much smoke everywhere.
8. As Khan studies the wood of his chessboard, Polo begins to talk of:
(a) Tattoos, flowers, and men with beards.
(b) Elephants, strong winds, and sunsets.
(c) A field of sunflowers, ships, and children fast asleep.
(d) An ebony forest , docks, and women at windows.
9. In Chapter 6, Polo claims that he's reached the point where, in the number of people he has known:
(a) The dead outnumber the living.
(b) He recalls all faces but few names.
(c) Very few are worth remembering.
(d) His friends outnumber his enemies.
10. As the two men sit smoking their pipes, does Khan actually confront Polo?
(a) Yes, Khan definitely confronts Polo.
(b) The whole sequence is just Khan's dream.
(c) No, Khan never confronts Polo.
(d) It's not clear whether this actually happens or Khan only imagines it.
11. Leandra is protected by two species, both of which are:
(a) Extraordinarily large and strong.
(b) Similar in appearance to wolves.
(c) Too tiny to be seen.
(d) Winged and armed with dart guns.
12. The houses in Argia are filled with what?
(c) Tea pots.
13. To make the passing from life to death less abrupt, what have the people of Eusapia done?
(a) Built an underground city identical to the one above ground.
(b) Developed a way for the living to accompany the dead halfway.
(c) Developed a system of surrounding the dying with laughter and merriment.
(d) Built special resonating chambers where the dead can still speak to the living.
14. 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) Whether the stones are rough or smooth.
(d) How large the stones are.
15. The form of the city of Eudoxia is preserved in a carpet. When someone who is lost stares at this carpet, what happens?
(a) One becomes hopelessly lost.
(b) A guide appears to lead the lost sojourner home.
(c) The carpet reveals the exact street on which one stands.
(d) One enters a state of deep sleep.
Short Answer Questions
1. When families in Leandra move in to new houses, who follows them?
2. Looking at Argia from above, what does one see?
3. How does Melania's population renew itself?
4. Polo lays assorted items at the feet of Khan and uses them for what?
5. In Eusapia, what is there really is no way of knowing anymore?
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