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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. What is Esmeralda layered with?
(a) Terraces and rice fields.
(b) Stairs, landings, and bridges.
(c) Flower-covered windowsills and green rooftops.
(d) Sturdy canvas covers of many colors.
2. Someone in Thekla will see what?
(a) Shadows drifting overhead.
(b) A sea of signs.
(c) Rows of empty flower pots.
(d) Very little of the city.
3. Which of the following is not true about the city of Beersheba?
(a) Residents highly regard the Beersheba that exists below.
(b) Its people honor everything that represents Beersheba's heavenly counterpart.
(c) There are two projections of Beersheba.
(d) The most talented architects built the underground version of Beersheba.
4. Polo lays assorted items at the feet of Khan and uses them for what?
(a) To pay for some of his travels.
(b) To teach him the basics of trade.
(c) To explain the conditions of the empire.
(d) To impress the emperor with gifts from afar.
5. To make the passing from life to death less abrupt, what have the people of Eusapia done?
(a) Developed a way for the living to accompany the dead halfway.
(b) Developed a system of surrounding the dying with laughter and merriment.
(c) Built special resonating chambers where the dead can still speak to the living.
(d) Built an underground city identical to the one above ground.
Short Answer Questions
1. After the people of Ersilia move and the city is in ruins, what are left?
2. Who are honored throughout Leonia?
3. What happens to the city of Irene as one approaches it?
4. The houses in Argia are filled with what?
5. When one listens to the ground in Argia, what does one hear?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the perception of the city of Irene change depending on whether it's viewed by passersby or by inhabitants?
2. 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?
3. In what significant way is Argia different from all other cities Polo describes?
4. How do the cities described by Polo in Chapter 8 depict confusion?
5. 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?
6. When people get lost in Eudoxia, what do they look at to find their bearings?
7. Why is it that someone arriving at Thekla will see very little of the city?
8. Describe the two species that protect Leandra.
9. As Khan visualizes the growth of his empire, what are some of the concerns he has?
10. What does Polo say to Khan when the emperor points out that he never speaks of Venice?
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