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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. Clarice is known for its cycle of death and rebirth and:
(a) Its yearly festival honoring the dead.
(b) Burning to the ground and rising from the ashes.
(c) Its adherence to the idea of reincarnation.
(d) Falling to ruin and being rebuilt.

2. The people of Baucis have:
(a) Nothing left in their storage silos.
(b) Incomparable courage and determination.
(c) A desire to share their knowledge with their neighbors.
(d) Everything they need in the clouds.

3. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
(a) The most talented architects built the underground version of Beersheba.
(b) There are two projections of Beersheba.
(c) Its people honor everything that represents Beersheba's heavenly counterpart.
(d) Residents highly regard the Beersheba that exists below.

4. When Polo finds Khan seated at a chessboard, what does the emperor invite Polo to do?
(a) Use the chess pieces to describe cities he has visited.
(b) Sit and play a game with him.
(c) Teach him how to play the game.
(d) Have a cup of tea while Khan finishes his game.

5. How does Melania's population renew itself?
(a) Through the acting out of an ongoing dialogue.
(b) By reciting vows at the start of each new year.
(c) Through the annual "Festival of Renewal."
(d) By being reborn and living multiple lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Khan tells Polo that he's dreamed of a city bathed in the light of the moon, what does Polo say?

2. Worried about his own empire, Khan begins to dream of cities that are:

3. After the people of Ersilia move and the city is in ruins, what are left?

4. How does Polo describe the city of Olinda?

5. If someone wants to see the blueprint for the city of Thekla, what will he be told?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Polo use the game of chess to help Khan better understand the cities of his empire?

2. When Polo sees familiar faces in the city of Adelma, what does he start to wonder?

3. How does the perception of the city of Irene change depending on whether it's viewed by passersby or by inhabitants?

4. Describe the dialogue that Khan and Polo have regarding the arched bridge made of stone.

5. How do the people of Beersheba regard the heavenly version of their city?

6. As Khan visualizes the growth of his empire, what are some of the concerns he has?

7. How do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?

8. Leonia, the city that reinvents itself daily, is in danger of what?

9. Why is it that someone arriving at Thekla will see very little of the city?

10. When people get lost in Eudoxia, what do they look at to find their bearings?

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