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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. Why does Bowles need translation services?
(a) To convince local authorities to give him an access lease to the grounds where the Sanctuary of Artemis is located.
(b) To ask for permission to build a horse arena.
(c) To ask for a building permit.
(d) To convince Lydia to marry him.

2. Why won't Russia, Britain, and France take action against the Ottoman empire?
(a) They are too badly outclassed militarily.
(b) None will take action due to their need for trade alliances.
(c) They cannot ally themselves with each other.
(d) They do not believe the reports about the Armenians.

3. What does Politis say to Pascali when they pass on the street?
(a) That Bowles plans to kill Pascali after the negotiations.
(b) That Bowles is an English spy.
(c) That Pascali had better watch his back.
(d) That Pascali did not say hello to him as he passed on his way to dinner.

4. Who does Pascali wonder might be the leak as to his spy activities?
(a) The banker, Pariente.
(b) Pasha.
(c) Lydia.
(d) Izzet.

5. How does Pascali portray Bowles?
(a) As a naive Englishman.
(b) As a possible spy.
(c) As a world-renowned archeologist.
(d) As a wealthy German.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pascali think the unity of the Ottoman Empire can be maintained?

2. What does Lydia think free expression does?

3. What does Pascali note about the fisherman Hassan?

4. According to Lydia, what does the Sultan constantly fear?

5. For what does Pascali blame the Sultan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some images that seem to suggest the violence that is simmering just below the surface on this island?

2. What are some clues that Pascali thinks he has inadvertently given as to his status as a spy?

3. What are some signs of the high level of tension present on the island?

4. Give a brief analysis of the character of Pascali.

5. What is a theme that predominates this section?

6. How does Pascali seem to view the idea of violence in this section?

7. What historical event is introduced in this section and how is it linked symbolically to the major plot?

8. How is the theme of deceit demonstrated by Bowles during the transaction with Pasha?

9. If you were receiving Pascali's spy reports, how would you treat them?

10. What seems to suggest that Bowles knows more about the local situation than he pretends?

(see the answer keys)

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