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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. How does Polo describe Moriana?
(a) A beautiful city of coral and villas like glass aquariums.
(b) A confounding city filled with smoke and mirrors.
(c) A peaceful place with soft cushions and comfortable beds.
(d) A refuge for the gentle and brokenhearted.
2. Khan wonders why Polo never speaks of:
(a) His past studies.
(b) His family.
3. In Chapter 5, as Khan sits in his palace visualizing the growth of his empire, what does he see?
(a) Warriors from the west coming to fight for his empire.
(b) Conquered territories spreading further into other regions.
(c) Overpopulation leading to famine and disease.
(d) More innovations coming from his empire's brightest minds.
4. Why does Khan wonder when Polo actually has time to travel to far-off cities?
(a) It appears Polo has never moved from Khan's garden.
(b) He frequently spots Polo entertaining friends in Khan's city.
(c) Polo is too busy writing down his travel accounts.
(d) Polo is too busy with his job of head counselor.
5. 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) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
(c) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.
(d) Sit and play a game with him.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
2. What does Khan dream his lands are filled with?
3. In Trude, only the name of what changes?
4. Leandra is protected by two species, both of which are:
5. When a traveler arrives at Phyllis, what does he decide to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?
2. When people get lost in Eudoxia, what do they look at to find their bearings?
3. In Chapter 5, how does Polo illustrate to Khan the connections that hold cities together?
4. Describe Esmeralda, the city of water.
5. In what significant way is Argia different from all other cities Polo describes?
6. What are the theories regarding why the inhabitants of Baucis live up in the clouds and rarely climb down to the ground?
7. As Khan visualizes the growth of his empire, what are some of the concerns he has?
8. When Polo sees familiar faces in the city of Adelma, what does he start to wonder?
9. Who lives in the underground city of Eusapia, and who has access to it?
10. How does Polo use the game of chess to help Khan better understand the cities of his empire?
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