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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 do the Greeks do at the Sanctuary of Artemis?
(a) Bring and leave orchids to symbolize rebirth.
(b) Burn candles at the site to thank the gods.
(c) Have a monthly festival.
(d) Burn incense twice a year as a cleansing ritual.

2. What does Pascali think is the reason for Bowles' action?
(a) To have a bit of sport for the afternoon.
(b) To get rid of evidence of his gluttony.
(c) To make Pascali jealous.
(d) To search out a good spot for enemy landings.

3. What does Pascali believe about the information he gives Bowles in their conversation?
(a) That Pascali has convinced Bowles to rethink his options.
(b) Pascali believes he is not giving Bowles new information, but simply confirming information.
(c) That Bowles does not really understand the situation.
(d) That Bowles is with the rebels.

4. Of what is Pascali now convinced?
(a) That the newcomer is his half brother he's never met.
(b) That the volcano is definitely about to spew.
(c) That the villagers know of his spy activities.
(d) That he is about to become very wealthy.

5. At the opening of this section, how does Pasha feel about himself?
(a) Embarrassed.
(b) Good.
(c) Despondent.
(d) Ashamed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is too smart to get caught red-handed?

2. What does Pascali believe about harmony.

3. What does Pascali say the Sultan needs?

4. What is the overarching emotion that the newcomer exudes?

5. How does Pascali portray Bowles?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How might Pascali actually be creating a wall between him and the townspeople and then misinterpreting the townspeople's actions?

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

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

7. What is a theme that predominates this section?

8. Describe the presentation of the wax figure of the Saint and how you might interpret this event.

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

10. Of what does Pascali warn the Sultan, which taken in historical retrospect is "bad advice"?

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