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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 does Birle feel when she realizes she will never see the Lord again?
(a) Like a stone is crushing down on her.
(b) Like a stone has been lifted off of her.
(c) Like she is being freed of the burden of capturing him and facing reprimand.
(d) Like she will never experience such an adventure again.

2. What is the only name by which Birle says she knows of her mother's father?
(a) Jack.
(b) Jacko.
(c) Jackaroo.
(d) Jacksonroo.

3. What is Da's reason for protesting against Birle's engagement to Muir?
(a) Muir is too young.
(b) Muir is too low-born for Birle.
(c) Birle is too young.
(d) Birle and Muir's social statuses do not match.

4. What does Birle confess to having done back at the Inn?
(a) Running away as a child.
(b) Shirking her chores.
(c) Burying her grandparent's treasure.
(d) Being with a man before marriage.

5. How do the people of the village bathe in the winter, according to Birle?
(a) By sitting in metal tins.
(b) By standing in wooden crates.
(c) By sitting in tubs.
(d) By standing in wine barrels.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Birle know that the mysterious figure is not a robber?

2. What is put on Birle and Yul to identify them as belonging to Corbel?

3. What does Birle suggest so that she does not have to part from the Lord?

4. Where do Birle and the Lord run to after they have been chased by a dog?

5. What does Orien do to entertain Birle and pass the time while they are stranded on the rock?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Corbel's initial appearance and his character.

3. Why does Birle agree to marry Muir, and how does she feel about the wedding near the end of Chapter 2?

4. In what ways does Birle demonstrate her independence and usefulness to the reader and Orien in Chapter 3?

5. What does the name Corbel seem to stand for, who uses it, and why?

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

7. 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.

8. What information do we finally learn about the Lord in Chapter 7? Why did he not reveal his identity sooner?

9. 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?

10. What convinces the Lord to accept Birle as a traveling companion?

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