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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 man who rescues Orien and Birle trades what for their rescue?
(a) Orien's dagger.
(b) Birle's knife.
(c) Their weapons.
(d) Their cloaks.
2. What does Orien do to mark their presence where he and Birle are stranded?
(a) Scratches their names into pieces of wood left from the boat.
(b) Scratches their names into the bark of a tree.
(c) Ties pieces of their cloaks to a tree.
(d) Scratches their names into a rock.
3. What happens to Birle when she realizes she has been spotted by the thief?
(a) She tries to get the boat and falls into the water.
(b) She pulls the boat towards her and away from the thief.
(c) She tackles the thief.
(d) She lets out a cry to sound the alarm of the theft.
4. Who else does the older man buy?
(b) The boy.
5. Why does Orien apologize to Birle?
(a) He didn't listen to her about the rowing and they could have prevented the boat crash.
(b) He feels bad for leading her to this misfortune.
(c) He snapped at her in aggravation earlier and feels bad about it.
(d) He forgot to thank her for saving his life.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Orien tell Birle without her even asking?
2. What does Birle grow accustomed to doing as she and Orien talk?
3. What is the only name by which Birle says she knows of her mother's father?
4. What does Birle promise the Lord?
5. How does Birle know that the mysterious figure is not a robber?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the encounter between the dog, the Lord, and Birle. What about Birle's character is expressed through her actions?
2. Describe Corbel's initial appearance and his character.
3. How could the initial encounter between Birle and the thief be described?
4. Describe how Birle is treated by the middling man.
5. What leads Birle to suspect that perhaps the Lord might have committed a wrongdoing against another Lord?
6. For a young girl and an Innkeeper's daughter, Birle displays a very independent nature. Give a few examples of how she displays this in Chapter 1.
7. What new information do we find out about Birle's family and life in Chapter 7?
8. Why does Orien pretend to be like Ker and Torson when the brothers begin to look at Birle as a woman?
9. What are some speculations Birle makes about why the Lord is running away from home?
10. What do the Lord and Birle discuss about second marriages and second wives?
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