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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. If someone wants to see the blueprint for the city of Thekla, what will he be told?
(a) The blueprint changes from one hour to the next.
(b) The blueprint was lost in a fire.
(c) It is buried deep beneath the city.
(d) To come back after the working day.
2. The people of Lenia awaken each day and:
(a) Ready their kites for flying.
(b) Wash with unopened bars of soap.
(c) Check their clocks for accuracy.
(d) Make a pilgrimage to the beach.
3. The strings of Ersilia come in different colors. What do these colors represent?
4. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
(a) The most talented architects built the underground version of Beersheba.
(b) There are two projections of Beersheba.
(c) Its people honor everything that represents Beersheba's heavenly counterpart.
(d) Residents highly regard the Beersheba that exists below.
5. 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.
6. As the two men sit smoking their pipes, does Khan actually confront Polo?
(a) No, Khan never confronts Polo.
(b) The whole sequence is just Khan's dream.
(c) Yes, Khan definitely confronts Polo.
(d) It's not clear whether this actually happens or Khan only imagines it.
7. In Clarice, people take parts of the old city and use them in different ways for what?
(a) Decorating their homes and gardens.
(b) Creating tools for growing crops and hunting.
(c) Building musical instruments.
(d) Building the new city.
8. As Polo studies the wood of Khan's chessboard, what does he point out?
(a) Its natural flaws.
(b) That it's getting late.
(c) Its rich red color.
(d) That they've not had dinner yet.
9. What does the hidden side of Moriana look like?
(a) An expanse of rusting sheet metal and pipes black with soot.
(b) A giant warehouse filled with travelers' broken dreams.
(c) A wasteland of jagged rocks and tortured souls.
(d) A golden altar to the gods of light and darkness.
10. Looking at Argia from above, what does one see?
(b) Green rooftops.
11. Khan wonders why Polo never speaks of:
(a) His past studies.
(d) His family.
12. In Chapter 8, Khan is on the verge of:
(a) A nervous breakdown.
(b) Understanding the rise and fall of a city.
(c) Growing impatient with Polo and his stories.
(d) Appointing a new emperor.
13. Who are the Penates and the Lares?
(a) The two species that protect the people of Leandra.
(b) The ancestors of Melania's inhabitants.
(c) The two main tribes of Ersilia.
(d) The guardians of Baucis.
14. In Eusapia, what is there really is no way of knowing anymore?
(a) Who is alive and who is dead.
(b) How long the city has existed.
(c) Whether or not the dead truly are communicating with the living.
(d) How long its underground counterpart has existed.
15. What types of objects are found in Clarice's museums?
(a) Only things of unsurpassed beauty.
(b) Paintings of everything that has ever existed in the city.
(c) Random artifacts, such as baskets and urns.
(d) Nothing--the museums are empty.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
2. How does Polo describe the city of Olinda?
3. Why does Khan question Polo's motives for travel?
4. In Esmeralda, who moves through the sewers with the rats?
5. When families in Leandra move in to new houses, who follows them?
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