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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 is the man in the crimson cloak?
2. What is the law for second marriages for commoners?
(a) It is allowed with some restrictions.
(b) It is not allowed.
(c) It is allowed once the first wife has been dead five years.
(d) It is not allowed but Nan was an exception.
3. What happens to Birle when the boat is thrown against the waves?
(a) She sees the Lord is drowning and saves him.
(b) She grabs onto a rock and holds on to keep from drowning.
(c) She drowns.
(d) She almost drowns but the Lord saves her.
4. How does the Lord say that men of his stature bathe in the winter?
(a) By standing in wooden crates.
(b) By standing in wine barrels.
(c) By sitting in tubs.
(d) By sitting in metal tins.
5. How does Birle feel at the thought of marrying Muir?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Birle carry for the Lord as they begin their journey?
2. What does Orien do to mark their presence where he and Birle are stranded?
3. Where do Birle and the Lord decide to spend the rest of the night in Chapter 5?
4. What does Birle conclude that the mysterious figure is after he spots her?
5. About whom do Birle and Orien tell stories, all with different plots?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Nan and Birle's meeting.
2. Why does Birle keep trying to prolong the time she spends with the Lord, and how does she do this in the beginning of Chapter 5?
3. What changes occur in Orien and Birle's relationship in Chapter 21 after Birle and Orien have escaped slavery and Orien is now healed?
4. Birle realizes that Corbel, along with being cruel and greedy, is also clever. How is he clever, especially with the throwing of the feast?
5. What new information do we find out about Birle's family and life in Chapter 7?
6. Why does Orien pretend to be like Ker and Torson when the brothers begin to look at Birle as a woman?
7. What does Birle understand about Nan?
8. What do the stranger and Birle discover about each other now that there is light, and how is it different from their initial impressions?
9. How does Joaquim use Birle's education in reading and writing, and what does this mean for her?
10. 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.
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