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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. Looking at Argia from above, what does one see?
(b) Green rooftops.
2. How does Polo describe Moriana?
(a) A peaceful place with soft cushions and comfortable beds.
(b) A refuge for the gentle and brokenhearted.
(c) A confounding city filled with smoke and mirrors.
(d) A beautiful city of coral and villas like glass aquariums.
3. What items from his travels does Polo spread at the feet of Khan in Chapter 8?
(a) A violin, a silk jacket, a bowl, and a feather.
(b) A wooden box, a book, and a locket.
(c) A helmet, a seashell, a coconut, and a fan.
(d) A spear, a chess set, and a hat.
4. If someone wants to see the blueprint for the city of Thekla, what will he be told?
(a) It is buried deep beneath the city.
(b) The blueprint was lost in a fire.
(c) To come back after the working day.
(d) The blueprint changes from one hour to the next.
5. Why does Khan wonder when Polo actually has time to travel to far-off cities?
(a) Polo is too busy writing down his travel accounts.
(b) He frequently spots Polo entertaining friends in Khan's city.
(c) It appears Polo has never moved from Khan's garden.
(d) Polo is too busy with his job of head counselor.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Khan dream his lands are filled with?
2. When Polo lands at the furthest city to which he's ever traveled, he arrives when?
3. How does Melania's population renew itself?
4. As Khan studies the wood of his chessboard, Polo begins to talk of:
5. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
Short Essay Questions
1. When Polo speaks of imperfections in the wood of Khan's chessboard, how does the emperor respond?
2. Describe the two sides of the city of Moriana.
3. What are the theories regarding why the inhabitants of Baucis live up in the clouds and rarely climb down to the ground?
4. When Polo suggests to Khan that the garden where they share stories may exist only in their minds and that, in reality, they may still be traveling, what does the emperor say?
5. Describe the two species that protect Leandra.
6. What does Polo say to Khan when the emperor points out that he never speaks of Venice?
7. When Polo sees familiar faces in the city of Adelma, what does he start to wonder?
8. How do the people of Beersheba regard the heavenly version of their city?
9. Describe the significance of the strings in the city of Ersilia.
10. How does Clarice preserve and display its history?
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