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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 Joaquim tell Birle to hope for?
(a) Corbel purchasing Orien.
(b) Orien escaping the mines.
(c) Orien's quick death.
(d) Orien being re-sold elsewhere.
2. What is Yul afraid of when he and Birle go to the marketplace?
(a) Being killed by those who hate him.
(b) Getting separated and lost from her.
(c) Getting sold to someone else.
3. How long has it been since the beginning of the novel at the point where Birle and Orien finally are reunited during their time in slavery?
(a) A year.
(b) A few weeks.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two years.
4. How does Damall suggest Birle leave?
(a) By carrying Orien on her back.
(b) On a boat down the river.
(c) In broad daylight.
(d) At night while Yul is sleeping.
5. Who is the first person of Birle's family to spot her after her return home?
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens at the end of Chapter 19?
2. What is another thing the Earl reveals to Birle in Chapter 23?
3. Who is the woman who sits with the Earl in his room?
4. How does Orien's brother greet him?
5. In front of what does Birle sit at the beginning of Chapter 24?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Birle's life now in Chapter 15, living with Joaquim?
2. What sort of reputation has Birle earned in Chapter 17 amongst the people of the city while being a slave?
3. In Chapter 21, once Orien is well, what differences does he say is in Birle's character?
4. What does Birle decide at the end of Chapter 19?
5. What does Birle come to understand about Gladaegal?
6. Birle realizes that Corbel, along with being cruel and greedy, is also clever. How is he clever, especially with the throwing of the feast?
7. Describe Nan and Birle's meeting.
8. What does Joaquim say to convince Corbel to let Birle continue staying with him, and why does he do it?
9. What does Birle understand about Nan?
10. Birle sees a hand nailed to a board holding a gold coin and she finds out that there is another hand on the other side as well as the heads that go with the hands elsewhere at the marketplace. What do these represent and who are they?
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