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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. To whom is Pascali writing?
(a) His eldest daughter.
(b) The Pope.
(c) The Sultan in Constantinople.
(d) His wife.

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

3. 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 break free of the island.
(d) A way to get Bowles off the island immediately.

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

5. What is the current environment on the island like?
(a) Optimistic.
(b) Laidback and peaceful.
(c) Open for new business enterprises.
(d) One of spy activities, broken loyalties, and fears of invasion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two people does Pascali notice out of the window at Pasha's office who seem to be arguing.

2. What does Pascali see about the papers on the desk?

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

4. Why is Dranas rude to Pascali?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Pascali represent the theme of violence symbolically?

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

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

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

10. How is the theme of deceit demonstrated by Bowles during the transaction with Pasha?

(see the answer keys)

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