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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. As Polo studies the wood of Khan's chessboard, what does he point out?
(a) That they've not had dinner yet.
(b) That it's getting late.
(c) Its natural flaws.
(d) Its rich red color.
2. What do the residents of Ersilia do?
(a) Tie strings around their trees.
(b) Hang strings from the their ceilings.
(c) Build fantastic stringed instuments.
(d) Stretch strings from the corners of their houses.
3. Who are honored throughout Leonia?
(a) Street cleaners.
(d) Clock makers.
4. The people of Baucis have:
(a) Everything they need in the clouds.
(b) Incomparable courage and determination.
(c) Nothing left in their storage silos.
(d) A desire to share their knowledge with their neighbors.
5. What is Esmeralda layered with?
(a) Stairs, landings, and bridges.
(b) Sturdy canvas covers of many colors.
(c) Terraces and rice fields.
(d) Flower-covered windowsills and green rooftops.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Esmeralda, who moves through the sewers with the rats?
2. When Khan travels to visit Kin-sai, what does Polo do?
3. Most inhabitants of Eudoxia believe that the pattern of its carpet is:
4. Octavia is full of:
5. Worried about his own empire, Khan begins to dream of cities that are:
Short Essay Questions
1. In what significant way is Argia different from all other cities Polo describes?
2. When Polo sees familiar faces in the city of Adelma, what does he start to wonder?
3. Describe the two sides of the city of Moriana.
4. What are the theories regarding why the inhabitants of Baucis live up in the clouds and rarely climb down to the ground?
5. When Polo speaks of imperfections in the wood of Khan's chessboard, how does the emperor respond?
6. How does the perception of the city of Irene change depending on whether it's viewed by passersby or by inhabitants?
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 do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?
10. In Chapter 5, how does Polo illustrate to Khan the connections that hold cities together?
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