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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Most inhabitants of Eudoxia believe that the pattern of its carpet is:
(a) Of divine origin.
(b) Impossible to reproduce.
(c) Hopelessly baffling.
(d) Unparalleled in its complexity.
2. What does Khan dream his lands are filled with?
(a) The brightest, most beautiful people.
(b) Gold, silver, and bronze.
(c) Promise and rich growth.
(d) Innovative architecture.
3. 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) Sit and play a game with him.
(d) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
4. If a traveler to Thekla asks why the construction is never done, what answer will he hear?
(a) They are waiting for the architect to return.
(b) Nobody knows why.
(c) In order to confuse the spirits.
(d) So that the destruction can't start.
5. The people of Adelma remind Polo of what?
(a) Overstuffed toads.
(b) Princes and princesses.
(c) Friends and relatives who have died.
(d) Spoiled children.
6. The form of the city of Eudoxia is preserved in a carpet. When someone who is lost stares at this carpet, what happens?
(a) The carpet reveals the exact street on which one stands.
(b) One enters a state of deep sleep.
(c) A guide appears to lead the lost sojourner home.
(d) One becomes hopelessly lost.
7. 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) More innovations coming from his empire's brightest minds.
(c) Warriors from the west coming to fight for his empire.
(d) Overpopulation leading to famine and disease.
8. When a traveler arrives at Phyllis, what does he decide to do?
(a) Stay there for the rest of his life.
(b) Dance, sing, and eat.
(c) Relax in the public baths.
(d) Sleep by day and explore by night.
9. Someone in Thekla will see what?
(a) Very little of the city.
(b) Shadows drifting overhead.
(c) Rows of empty flower pots.
(d) A sea of signs.
10. What happens to the city of Irene as one approaches it?
(a) It changes.
(b) It vanishes.
(c) It spins.
(d) It floats away.
11. What is one of Khan's biggest worries regarding his empire?
(a) It will be forgotten by the rest of the world.
(b) It will be stolen from him.
(c) It will be crushed under its own weight.
(d) Its people will grow disillusioned.
12. What does Leonia do on a daily basis?
(a) Flies kites.
(b) Sends messages in bottles.
(c) Calibrates its clocks.
(d) Reinvents itself.
13. What does a traveler arriving to Baucis see?
(a) Slender stilts.
(b) Rope bridges.
(c) Golden stairs.
(d) Blue arches.
14. In Chapter 8, Khan is on the verge of:
(a) Growing impatient with Polo and his stories.
(b) Understanding the rise and fall of a city.
(c) A nervous breakdown.
(d) Appointing a new emperor.
15. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
(a) How large the stones are.
(b) How many stones are in the bridge.
(c) Whether the stones are rough or smooth.
(d) Which stone supports the bridge.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Khan travels to visit Kin-sai, what does Polo do?
2. In Trude, only the name of what changes?
3. In Argia, what are the streets filled with?
4. In Eusapia, what is there really is no way of knowing anymore?
5. What is at the center of Moriana?
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