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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. The man's speech makes Birle think that the thief is possibly a what?
(a) A city man.
(b) A nobleman's heir.
(c) A farmer.
(d) A city street rat.
2. What types of people has Birle heard tales about since childhood, which might speculate as to who this mysterious figure might be?
(a) Robbers and murderers.
(b) Robbers and runaway servants.
(c) Runaway slaves and their masters.
(d) Runaway servants and murderers.
3. What is the law for second marriages for Lords?
(a) It is allowed with some restrictions.
(b) It is allowed and even a third and fourth time.
(c) It is allowed once the first wife has been dead five years.
(d) It is not allowed.
4. What does Birle offer the Lord as a gift?
(a) Her father's spear.
(b) Her grandparent's map.
(c) The Inn's boat.
(d) Her mother's necklace.
5. How does Birle know that the mysterious figure is not a robber?
(a) This person is moving with a pack and robbers are alone.
(b) This person is carrying a sack full of loot.
(c) This person is holding a glinting knife known to be carried by robbers of the Kingdom.
(d) This person is alone and robbers move in packs.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Birle confess to having done back at the Inn?
2. About whom do Birle and Orien tell stories, all with different plots?
3. What is Birle's goal in regards to the thief and the boat?
4. Who else does the older man buy?
5. How does Orien say he feels towards his father for his actions?
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. Why did Birle used to shirk from her inn duties?
3. 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.
4. 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?
5. What information do we finally learn about the Lord in Chapter 7? Why did he not reveal his identity sooner?
6. 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?
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. What do the Lord and Birle discuss about second marriages and second wives?
9. Describe the encounter between the dog, the Lord, and Birle. What about Birle's character is expressed through her actions?
10. In the beginning of Chapter 2, the mysterious man is asleep while Birle lies awake, yet she is unafraid. What makes her not fear this man?
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