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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Argia, what are the streets filled with?
2. The people of Baucis have:
(a) Everything they need in the clouds.
(b) Nothing left in their storage silos.
(c) A desire to share their knowledge with their neighbors.
(d) Incomparable courage and determination.
3. Most inhabitants of Eudoxia believe that the pattern of its carpet is:
(a) Hopelessly baffling.
(b) Unparalleled in its complexity.
(c) Impossible to reproduce.
(d) Of divine origin.
4. When Polo lands at the furthest city to which he's ever traveled, he arrives when?
(a) During the hour of the wholesale fish market.
(b) In the middle of the city's festival of light.
(c) At the start of the harvest.
(d) At the solstice.
5. The houses in Argia are filled with what?
(d) Tea pots.
6. In Clarice, people take parts of the old city and use them in different ways for what?
(a) Building the new city.
(b) Creating tools for growing crops and hunting.
(c) Decorating their homes and gardens.
(d) Building musical instruments.
7. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
(a) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.
(b) Sit and play a game with him.
(c) Teach him how to play the game.
(d) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
8. In Esmeralda, who moves through the sewers with the rats?
(a) Conspirators and smugglers.
(d) The cleaning crew.
9. 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) It is hard to tell--there is too much smoke everywhere.
(d) An enormous hole plunging into the depths of the earth.
10. How does Polo describe the city of Olinda?
(a) Lonely, lovely, and lost.
(b) Like trees, it grows in concentric circles.
(c) Like the billowing clouds of summer.
(d) Longing for a renewed version of itself.
11. Polo says that Clarice is:
(a) A glorious city with a tormented history.
(b) The future capital of the empire.
(c) The most normal city he's ever visited.
(d) A city of madmen and silent children.
12. 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) In order to confuse the spirits.
(c) Nobody knows why.
(d) So that the destruction can't start.
13. The people of Adelma remind Polo of what?
(a) Spoiled children.
(b) Overstuffed toads.
(c) Friends and relatives who have died.
(d) Princes and princesses.
14. In Chapter 6, Polo claims that he's reached the point where, in the number of people he has known:
(a) Very few are worth remembering.
(b) His friends outnumber his enemies.
(c) The dead outnumber the living.
(d) He recalls all faces but few names.
15. What does Leonia do on a daily basis?
(a) Flies kites.
(b) Sends messages in bottles.
(c) Calibrates its clocks.
(d) Reinvents itself.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the people of Beersheba believe?
2. What is the furthest city to which Polo has ever traveled?
3. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
4. To make the passing from life to death less abrupt, what have the people of Eusapia done?
5. Worried about his own empire, Khan begins to dream of cities that are:
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