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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 does Pascali see on the shore line as he passes by?
(a) Lydia and Bowles searching the tide pools.
(b) Two gulls fighting over a piece of crab.
(c) The fisherman Smith unloading cargo into a small boat.
(d) Two men pretending to fight.

2. According to Lydia, what does the Sultan constantly fear?
(a) Cholera.
(b) Disease.
(c) Assassination.
(d) His home guard.

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

4. Why do the expensive objects in Pasha's home dismay Pascali?
(a) Because the objects have been obtained through suffering and extortion.
(b) Because they are ostentatious.
(c) Because Pascali will never have the like.
(d) Because many are fake duplicates.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that motion its self is an illusion.

2. What does Pascali think about him and this recent arrival?

3. What does Lydia think free expression does?

4. Where do Pascali and Marchant go?

5. When hearing about the Sultan's fears, how does Pascali feel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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