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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 suggest so that she does not have to part from the Lord?
(a) She says she will travel with him as his wife.
(b) She says she will travel with him as his brother.
(c) She says she will travel with him as a servant.
(d) She says she will travel with him as his sister.
2. The fact that the man who has stolen the boat has no beard lets Birle realize that he holds what position in society?
(a) A farmer.
(b) A Lord.
(c) A huntsman.
(d) A married man.
3. When the Lord begins talking about unjust Lords, what does Birle begin to suspect?
(a) That the Lord might not really be a Lord but a Lord's servant.
(b) That the Lord might have committed treason against another.
(c) That the Lord might be the Earl himself.
(d) That the Lord might be the Earl's son.
4. What story does Birle tell the Lord?
(a) The story about her grandmother and mother.
(b) The story about Da's childhood.
(c) The story of her growing up with brothers.
(d) The story of her grandparent's treasure.
5. Soon after they begin walking, what do Birle and the Lord find?
(a) The king's army.
(b) A group of men cooking food.
(c) A band of gypsies.
(d) Birle's Da and brothers.
Short Answer Questions
1. What mistake does Birle make when the Lord pulls out his map?
2. Where do Birle and the Lord run to after they have been chased by a dog?
3. What does Birle grow accustomed to doing as she and Orien talk?
4. What mythological creature does the Earl use as an example in the discussion that he and Birle have about doubt?
5. What does the Lord think is the truth about his father's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. What convinces the Lord to accept Birle as a traveling companion?
2. Describe Corbel's initial appearance and his character.
3. 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?
4. Describe Ker and Torson's treatment of Orien and Birle.
5. What are some speculations Birle makes about why the Lord is running away from home?
6. Name a few differences in lifestyle between Birle and Orien that they mention.
7. What are the "treasures" Birle's grandparents bestow upon her and why are they so important?
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. In what ways does Birle demonstrate her independence and usefulness to the reader and Orien in Chapter 3?
10. 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?
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