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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. The people in the city of Irene are:
2. When Khan tells Polo that he's dreamed of a city bathed in the light of the moon, what does Polo say?
(a) This describes most cities Polo has seen.
(b) He dreamed of such as city, too.
(c) Such a city would be a lonely place.
(d) It is called Lalage.
3. The people of Baucis have:
(a) Everything they need in the clouds.
(b) Nothing left in their storage silos.
(c) A desire to share their knowledge with their neighbors.
(d) Incomparable courage and determination.
4. Leandra is protected by two species, both of which are:
(a) Similar in appearance to wolves.
(b) Extraordinarily large and strong.
(c) Too tiny to be seen.
(d) Winged and armed with dart guns.
5. Polo lays assorted items at the feet of Khan and uses them for what?
(a) To impress the emperor with gifts from afar.
(b) To teach him the basics of trade.
(c) To pay for some of his travels.
(d) To explain the conditions of the empire.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one of Khan's biggest worries regarding his empire?
2. When Polo describes a bridge made of stone, Khan wants to know:
3. In Chapter 6, Polo claims that he's reached the point where, in the number of people he has known:
4. Why does Khan wonder when Polo actually has time to travel to far-off cities?
5. If a traveler to Thekla asks why the construction is never done, what answer will he hear?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?
2. What does Polo say to Khan when the emperor points out that he never speaks of Venice?
3. 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?
4. How do the people of Beersheba regard the heavenly version of their city?
5. In Chapter 5, how does Polo illustrate to Khan the connections that hold cities together?
6. When Polo speaks of imperfections in the wood of Khan's chessboard, how does the emperor respond?
7. When people get lost in Eudoxia, what do they look at to find their bearings?
8. Leonia, the city that reinvents itself daily, is in danger of what?
9. Describe the two sides of the city of Moriana.
10. How does Polo use the game of chess to help Khan better understand the cities of his empire?
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