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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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) It appears Polo has never moved from Khan's garden.
(d) He frequently spots Polo entertaining friends in Khan's city.
2. In Trude, only the name of what changes?
(a) Its airport.
(b) Its man-made mountain.
(c) Its lake.
(d) Its hospital.
3. In Clarice, people take parts of the old city and use them in different ways for what?
(a) Building musical instruments.
(b) Decorating their homes and gardens.
(c) Creating tools for growing crops and hunting.
(d) Building the new city.
4. Polo says that Clarice is:
(a) The most normal city he's ever visited.
(b) A glorious city with a tormented history.
(c) The future capital of the empire.
(d) A city of madmen and silent children.
5. When Khan tells Polo that he's dreamed of a city bathed in the light of the moon, what does Polo say?
(a) He dreamed of such as city, too.
(b) Such a city would be a lonely place.
(c) This describes most cities Polo has seen.
(d) It is called Lalage.
6. Polo tells Khan that it is possible the whole world is covered with what?
(a) Gold and dust.
(b) Hope and despair.
(c) Wastelands and gardens.
(d) Illusions and dreams.
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) Overpopulation leading to famine and disease.
(d) Warriors from the west coming to fight for his empire.
8. What is Octavia known as?
(a) The land of lost dreams.
(b) The city of mist.
(c) The spider-web city.
(d) Home of the forgotten children.
9. What is at the center of Moriana?
(a) Nothing--the city only has front and back sides.
(b) An enormous hole plunging into the depths of the earth.
(c) A strange contraption that controls the thoughts of its residents.
(d) It is hard to tell--there is too much smoke everywhere.
10. The people of Adelma remind Polo of what?
(a) Spoiled children.
(b) Princes and princesses.
(c) Overstuffed toads.
(d) Friends and relatives who have died.
11. When families in Leandra move in to new houses, who follows them?
(b) Their protectors.
(d) Silent wanderers.
12. What happens to the city of Irene as one approaches it?
(a) It spins.
(b) It changes.
(c) It floats away.
(d) It vanishes.
13. What does Polo say that Pyrrha represents for him?
(a) All the cities he's never seen.
(b) The ultimate in decadence.
(c) The picture of his childhood dreams.
(d) The perfect city.
14. What do the residents of Ersilia do?
(a) Build fantastic stringed instuments.
(b) Stretch strings from the corners of their houses.
(c) Tie strings around their trees.
(d) Hang strings from the their ceilings.
15. To make the passing from life to death less abrupt, what have the people of Eusapia done?
(a) Developed a system of surrounding the dying with laughter and merriment.
(b) Built special resonating chambers where the dead can still speak to the living.
(c) Developed a way for the living to accompany the dead halfway.
(d) Built an underground city identical to the one above ground.
Short Answer Questions
1. Esmeralda is known as the city of what?
2. Khan wonders why Polo never speaks of:
3. When one listens to the ground in Argia, what does one hear?
4. What is one of Khan's biggest worries regarding his empire?
5. Looking at Argia from above, what does one see?
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