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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. How old does Birle discover that the Lord is?
(a) Seventeen.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Nineteen.
(d) Eighteen.

2. What happened to Birle's mother?
(a) She died from the plague.
(b) She died from a fever.
(c) She died in childbirth.
(d) She left the family.

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 lets out a cry to sound the alarm of the theft.
(d) She tackles the thief.

4. What does Birle finally reveal to the Lord?
(a) That she hates the Earl.
(b) That she can read and write.
(c) That she knows how to fight.
(d) That her mother was a princess.

5. Who tries to buy Birle first?
(a) The older man.
(b) The mines.
(c) The middling man.
(d) Two craftsmen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Soon after they begin walking, what do Birle and the Lord find?

2. How does Birle feel at the thought of marrying Muir?

3. Who else do Birle and the Lord discover is out on the waters with them?

4. Who tells Birle, "There might be people living up there, in the stars, think you"?

5. What types of people has Birle heard tales about since childhood, which might speculate as to who this mysterious figure might be?

Short Essay Questions

1. Up until Chapter 6, Birle has more or less played the man's role in catching fish, rowing the boat, and even saving the Lord by slitting a dog's throat. But in this chapter, how does the Lord finally portray traits that are deemed "manly" by society?

2. Describe Ker and Torson's treatment of Orien and Birle.

3. 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?

4. Chapter 2 discusses a brief family background of Birle's. Who is Granda, Gran, Lyss, Da, and Nan and how are they related to Birle?

5. Briefly describe the discussion about Doubt that the Lord and Birle have.

6. What leads Birle to suspect that perhaps the Lord might have committed a wrongdoing against another Lord?

7. What do the Lord and Birle discuss about second marriages and second wives?

8. What do Ker and Torson say when Orien tells them of his heritage, and where he and Birle are from?

9. Name a few differences in lifestyle between Birle and Orien that they mention.

10. Near the end of Chapter 5, the Lord is very sorrowful and then complains about having to sleep in a boat. Briefly describe just what he says and what his words tell us about his character.

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