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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
(a) Whether the stones are rough or smooth.
(b) How large the stones are.
(c) Which stone supports the bridge.
(d) How many stones are in the bridge.
2. In Argia, what are the streets filled with?
3. 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) It is buried deep beneath the city.
(c) The blueprint was lost in a fire.
(d) To come back after the working day.
4. The more Khan listens to Polo's stories, the less certain he is that he is sitting in the garden or:
(a) Riding through places Polo describes.
(b) Locked up in a mental health hospital.
(c) Dreaming in his sleep.
(d) Sitting in a prison.
5. When one listens to the ground in Argia, what does one hear?
(a) The sound of engines.
(b) A door slam.
(d) A bell ring.
Short Answer Questions
1. Clarice is known for its cycle of death and rebirth and:
2. The houses in Argia are filled with what?
3. What does the hidden side of Moriana look like?
4. Polo says that Clarice is:
5. As Polo studies the wood of Khan's chessboard, what does he point out?
Short Essay Questions
1. Leonia, the city that reinvents itself daily, is in danger of what?
2. What eventually happens to travelers who decide to stay in Phyllis to discover all of its secrets?
3. As Khan visualizes the growth of his empire, what are some of the concerns he has?
4. What does Polo say to Khan when the emperor points out that he never speaks of Venice?
5. Describe the two sides of the city of Moriana.
6. It's not always clear in the story if Khan is speaking to Polo or merely imagining a conversation, such as when he supposedly confronts Polo regarding Venice. Whether the conversation happened or was imagined, what does Khan accuse Polo of regarding Venice?
7. Who lives in the underground city of Eusapia, and who has access to it?
8. How does Clarice preserve and display its history?
9. How does Polo use the game of chess to help Khan better understand the cities of his empire?
10. Describe the dialogue that Khan and Polo have regarding the arched bridge made of stone.
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