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

2. What does Pascali believe about harmony.
(a) That it works in music but not politics.
(b) That only the dead understand harmony.
(c) That it cannot be attained without discord.
(d) That it is unobtainable.

3. Whose name is spoken softly to Pasha?
(a) Smith.
(b) Bowles.
(c) Gesing.
(d) Pascali.

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

5. What does Pascali observe Bowles doing?
(a) Crossing over to climb the rocks on the far shore.
(b) Throwing food to the gulls.
(c) Holding Lydia's hand.
(d) Helping Hassan launch his boat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does Izzet warn Pascali?

2. Who needs Pascali's translation services?

3. What does Bowles say when asked by Izzet if he has the contract with him?

4. What does Lydia think free expression does?

5. What does Lydia notice that delights Pascali?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does it suggest to you when Bowles insists on the removal of the soldiers at the evacuation site?

2. Why is Pascali very careful about how he describes Bowles to Izzet?

3. How does Pascali now see Bowles and how might that insight be both inaccurate and dangerous?

4. Explain how Pascali and Bowles agree again to be allies and whether you think either man is sincere.

5. Why do you think Pascali continues to let Bowles dictate the terms of their interaction?

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

7. When you read that Bowles does not show up at the hotel for his meeting with Izzet, are you surprised?

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

9. In what position does Bowles place Pascali in not meeting with Izzet at the hotel and how is this ironic?

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

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