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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. What does Birle learn about the Lord's character in Chapter 3?
(a) He is a dull man who wants to become more learned of the world.
(b) He is a quick man who can invent a lie and story.
(c) He is a resourceful man who understands how to read the signs of nature.
(d) He is a slow man who knows nothing.

2. What about the strange man captures Birle once he awakens in the morning?
(a) His straight nose.
(b) His bellflower blue eyes.
(c) His tousled dark hair.
(d) The wink he sends her.

3. About whom do Birle and Orien tell stories, all with different plots?
(a) The King.
(b) Jackaroo.
(c) The Earl.
(d) King Midas.

4. Who chases Birle and the Lord?
(a) A thief.
(b) A solider.
(c) A murderer.
(d) A large hound dog.

5. What is Joaquim's occupation?
(a) Lord.
(b) Fisherman.
(c) Philosopher.
(d) Farmer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only name by which Birle says she knows of her mother's father?

2. What allows Birle to feel that the thief is no threat to her?

3. What mythological creature does the Earl use as an example in the discussion that he and Birle have about doubt?

4. Thinking about what makes Birle NOT want to return to the Inn?

5. Who is Birle's master?

Short Essay Questions

1. Within Chapter 1, Birle observes the mysterious figure and has a brief encounter with him. What clues lead her to the conclusion that he is a city-man, what options does she rule out, and why?

2. What are the "treasures" Birle's grandparents bestow upon her and why are they so important?

3. What are some speculations Birle makes about why the Lord is running away from home?

4. What do the stranger and Birle discover about each other now that there is light, and how is it different from their initial impressions?

5. Describe the encounter between the dog, the Lord, and Birle. What about Birle's character is expressed through her actions?

6. What tactics does Birle use in attempts to draw out her time spent with the Lord?

7. In the beginning of her travels down the river with the Lord, Birle notes differences between him and men that she knows. What are they?

8. 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?

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. Why does Orien pretend to be like Ker and Torson when the brothers begin to look at Birle as a woman?

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