Invisible Cities Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the Penates and the Lares?

2. Octavia is full of:

3. Clarice is known for its cycle of death and rebirth and:

4. What do the residents of Ersilia do?

5. What is one of Khan's biggest worries regarding his empire?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In some of Polo's stories, he dissects cities in order to show Khan the bigger picture or the whole story. How does he dissect the cities of Olivia, Sophronia, Eutropia, and Zemrude in Chapter 4? Cite specific examples. How does dissecting these cities serve to paint the big picture so that the emperor can see these cities in their entirety? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The two main characters question reality to the point where they are not sure if they are presently traveling and only dreaming of being in Khan's garden, or presently relaxing in the garden while dreaming of their travels. Which do you think is the case? Why? Support your conclusion with evidence from the book.

Essay Topic 3

After hearing Polo tell so many varied, interesting stories reflecting the state of Khan's empire, what conclusion does the emperor reach? What has he been trying to learn all along from Polo's stories? Does he get the information he seeks? What does Khan decide or realize about his empire by the end of the book?

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