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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 happens to Birle when the boat is thrown against the waves?
(a) She drowns.
(b) She sees the Lord is drowning and saves him.
(c) She grabs onto a rock and holds on to keep from drowning.
(d) She almost drowns but the Lord saves her.

2. What aspect of human nature is exemplified by Birle in this first chapter?
(a) Cowardice.
(b) Forgiveness.
(c) Brute strength.
(d) Independence.

3. Where on the ship is Orien moved to near the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) The oars.
(b) The kitchen.
(c) The dungeon.
(d) The helm.

4. What does Birle grow accustomed to doing as she and Orien talk?
(a) Staring into Orien's eyes then looking away and talking.
(b) Speaking without thought and forgetting he is a Lord.
(c) Curling up in a ball and drawing her cloak around her for warmth.
(d) Wringing the water out of her clothing.

5. The man's speech makes Birle think that the thief is possibly a what?
(a) A city street rat.
(b) A farmer.
(c) A nobleman's heir.
(d) A city man.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Birle and the Lord decide to spend the rest of the night in Chapter 5?

2. Why does the Lord agree to take Birle with him on his journey?

3. How do the brothers take the news of Orien being an Earl and the idea of the Kingdom?

4. Near the end of Chapter 2, what are Birle's feelings towards her intended?

5. What does Birle carry for the Lord as they begin their journey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Joaquim and Corbel are brothers, yet they are vastly different. Briefly describe their differences and mention why Corbel keeps Joaquim around.

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

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

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

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 convinces the Lord to accept Birle as a traveling companion?

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

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.

(see the answer keys)

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