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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. Who are honored throughout Leonia?
(b) Clock makers.
(c) Street cleaners.
2. As the two men sit smoking their pipes, does Khan actually confront Polo?
(a) The whole sequence is just Khan's dream.
(b) No, Khan never confronts Polo.
(c) It's not clear whether this actually happens or Khan only imagines it.
(d) Yes, Khan definitely confronts Polo.
3. Polo says that Clarice is:
(a) The future capital of the empire.
(b) A glorious city with a tormented history.
(c) A city of madmen and silent children.
(d) The most normal city he's ever visited.
4. The people of Adelma remind Polo of what?
(a) Overstuffed toads.
(b) Friends and relatives who have died.
(c) Spoiled children.
(d) Princes and princesses.
5. Most inhabitants of Eudoxia believe that the pattern of its carpet is:
(a) Impossible to reproduce.
(b) Unparalleled in its complexity.
(c) Hopelessly baffling.
(d) Of divine origin.
Short Answer Questions
1. The strings of Ersilia come in different colors. What do these colors represent?
2. When one listens to the ground in Argia, what does one hear?
3. Leandra is protected by two species, both of which are:
4. Can the reader tell with certainty whether or not Polo's many cities actually exist?
5. Octavia is full of:
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?
2. How does Clarice preserve and display its history?
3. Who lives in the underground city of Eusapia, and who has access to it?
4. How does Polo use the game of chess to help Khan better understand the cities of his empire?
5. 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?
6. Describe the significance of the strings in the city of Ersilia.
7. Leonia, the city that reinvents itself daily, is in danger of what?
8. Describe the two species that protect Leandra.
9. It's not always clear in the story if Khan is speaking to Polo or merely imagining a conversation, such as when he supposedly confronts Polo regarding Venice. Whether the conversation happened or was imagined, what does Khan accuse Polo of regarding Venice?
10. Why is it that someone arriving at Thekla will see very little of the city?
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