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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 is the Sanctuary of Artemis?
(a) A small shrine dedicated to the god Artemis.
(b) A cave set in the hills behind the city.
(c) Where the Virgin Mary was supposed to have rested following the death of Christ.
(d) A waterfall.

2. Instead of death, with what is Pascali concerned in this section?
(a) With finding out the truth about Bowles.
(b) With getting Lydia to marry him.
(c) With making enough money to move to Tahiti.
(d) With being recalled to Constantinople.

3. What does Pascali think about the things Lydia does at the dinner table?
(a) That it is immaculately well mannered.
(b) It's full of faux paus.
(c) That she is erratically inept.
(d) It's all to impress Bowles.

4. What does Pascali think he has found?
(a) A way to gain Lydia's love.
(b) A way to earn a huge sum of money.
(c) A way to get Bowles off the island immediately.
(d) A way to break free of the island.

5. Of what does Pascali remind the Sultan?
(a) That his monthly salary has not increased in 10 years.
(b) That the rebels have all laid down their arms.
(c) That rebel forces are increasing.
(d) That his last report was two days late.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pascali believe about humankind?

2. What does Bowles say about any nation who puts self-interest before morality?

3. What parallel does Pascali see with his report?

4. Who does Pascali follow?

5. What does Pascali say he does to his stories?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the signs of violence/tension that seem just below the surface in Pascali?

3. What does Bowles ostensibly say is his interest in the Sanctuary of Artemis?

4. What is the meaning of the phrase utriusque capex and how can this ability be useful to a spy?

5. How is Pascali's visit to Lydia a metaphor for the Ottoman Empire?

6. What is ironic about Pasha buying land from the locals?

7. How is the symbolism of the sky and sea used again in this chapter?

8. How does the conversation at dinner reveal much about some of the characters?

9. How does the conversation between Lydia and Pascali about the fisherman show that Lydia is lying?

10. What does Lydia report about the Sultan and how does this report impact Pascali?

(see the answer keys)

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