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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The people of Adelma remind Polo of what?
(a) Princes and princesses.
(b) Overstuffed toads.
(c) Friends and relatives who have died.
(d) Spoiled children.
2. Octavia is full of:
(a) Ropes, chains, and catwalks.
(b) Forgotten dreams.
(c) Towers, arches, and bells.
(d) Translucent tents.
3. In Esmeralda, who moves through the sewers with the rats?
(b) Conspirators and smugglers.
(c) The cleaning crew.
4. When Khan tells Polo that he's dreamed of a city bathed in the light of the moon, what does Polo say?
(a) This describes most cities Polo has seen.
(b) It is called Lalage.
(c) Such a city would be a lonely place.
(d) He dreamed of such as city, too.
5. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
(a) Sit and play a game with him.
(b) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
(c) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.
(d) Teach him how to play the game.
6. In Chapter 6, Polo claims that he's reached the point where, in the number of people he has known:
(a) He recalls all faces but few names.
(b) Very few are worth remembering.
(c) The dead outnumber the living.
(d) His friends outnumber his enemies.
7. The people of Baucis have:
(a) Everything they need in the clouds.
(b) Incomparable courage and determination.
(c) Nothing left in their storage silos.
(d) A desire to share their knowledge with their neighbors.
8. When a traveler arrives at Phyllis, what does he decide to do?
(a) Relax in the public baths.
(b) Dance, sing, and eat.
(c) Stay there for the rest of his life.
(d) Sleep by day and explore by night.
9. What does a traveler arriving to Baucis see?
(a) Golden stairs.
(b) Slender stilts.
(c) Blue arches.
(d) Rope bridges.
10. What is at the center of Moriana?
(a) Nothing--the city only has front and back sides.
(b) A strange contraption that controls the thoughts of its residents.
(c) An enormous hole plunging into the depths of the earth.
(d) It is hard to tell--there is too much smoke everywhere.
11. How does Polo describe the city of Olinda?
(a) Like trees, it grows in concentric circles.
(b) Lonely, lovely, and lost.
(c) Like the billowing clouds of summer.
(d) Longing for a renewed version of itself.
12. What does Leonia do on a daily basis?
(a) Reinvents itself.
(b) Calibrates its clocks.
(c) Flies kites.
(d) Sends messages in bottles.
13. How does Melania's population renew itself?
(a) By being reborn and living multiple lives.
(b) By reciting vows at the start of each new year.
(c) Through the annual "Festival of Renewal."
(d) Through the acting out of an ongoing dialogue.
14. Why does Khan question Polo's motives for travel?
(a) He stops trusting Polo.
(b) He no longer wants to fund Polo's travels.
(c) Polo is a complete mystery to him.
(d) He hears the longing in Polo's voice.
15. Polo tells Khan that it is possible the whole world is covered with what?
(a) Gold and dust.
(b) Wastelands and gardens.
(c) Hope and despair.
(d) Illusions and dreams.
Short Answer Questions
1. The people in the city of Irene are:
2. What items from his travels does Polo spread at the feet of Khan in Chapter 8?
3. Who are the Penates and the Lares?
4. In Trude, only the name of what changes?
5. Worried about his own empire, Khan begins to dream of cities that are:
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