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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. Who is too smart to get caught red-handed?
(a) Bowles.
(b) Smith, the fisherman.
(c) Pascali.
(d) Izzet.

2. What does Bowles claim to Pasha that he has found?
(a) An artifact that is from WWI that proves the Germans did occupy this island.
(b) Objects of great historical and monetary value at the site.
(c) Numerous human bones.
(d) A letter indicating that someone else owns the land Bowles is leasing.

3. What does the crumbling island seem like a metaphor for to Pascali?
(a) The old Roman empire.
(b) The crumbling British empire.
(c) A paradise in hell.
(d) The crumbling Ottoman empire.

4. How long has Pascali been a paid informer?
(a) Nearly 20 years.
(b) Ten years.
(c) A year and a half.
(d) Almost 13 years.

5. In what areas of Pascali's life is he capable of going both ways (utriusque capex)?
(a) Religion and politics.
(b) Religion and sexuality.
(c) Religion and politics.
(d) Politics and sexuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Izzet?

2. What does Pascali believe about humankind?

3. What is the Sanctuary of Artemis?

4. Who owns the lands where the Sanctuary of Artemis is located?

5. At the opening of this section, how does Pasha feel about himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the theme of jealousy as it particularly applies to Pascali.

2. What is one theme that seems to be developing in this section?

3. Name a metaphor or symbol that occurs in this section and what it represents.

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

5. Of what do you think the discussion of morality and self-preservation might be symbolic?

6. In continuing his report to the Sultan, what parallels does Pascali note?

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

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

9. How is the concept of lighting discussed and interpreted by Pascali

10. How do Bowles and Pascali view Lydia's painting differently and what surprises Pascali about the way Lydia and Bowles discuss art?

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