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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 the Lord tell Birle about the life of a wife of a huntsman?
(a) They become fine ladies and are always happy.
(b) They become drunks yet life a life of luxury.
(c) They live a life of luxury yet cheat on their husbands.
(d) They become drunks and cheat on their husbands.

2. What causes the Lord to feel embarrassed in Chapter 3?
(a) When he asks Birle where she is going and her response is that she is going to relieve herself.
(b) When he is unable to light a fire with his tinderbox yet Birle manages it easily.
(c) When he attempts to catch some fish but is unable while Birle catches many.
(d) When he does not know how to cook the fish but Birle does .

3. Why do Birle and the Lord decide to both row?
(a) Because the Lord is tired of rowing alone.
(b) To stay warm.
(c) For exercise.
(d) Because Birle is tired of rowing alone.

4. Near the end of Chapter 2, what are Birle's feelings towards her intended?
(a) She does not care either way.
(b) She just wants to leave the Inn.
(c) She cannot wait to wed him.
(d) She has no desire to wed him.

5. Who tells Birle, "There might be people living up there, in the stars, think you"?
(a) The man.
(b) Granda.
(c) Nan.
(d) Da.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first "treasure" that Birle's grandparents showed her?

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

3. Who is the man in the crimson cloak?

4. What happens to Birle when she realizes she has been spotted by the thief?

5. When Birle begins to fear for their lives, what does the Lord promise to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How could the initial encounter between Birle and the thief be described?

3. 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.

4. What drives Birle to suggest that she travel with the Lord, and what compels him to agree?

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

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

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

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

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

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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