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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 men pretending to fight.
(c) Two gulls fighting over a piece of crab.
(d) The fisherman Smith unloading cargo into a small boat.

2. What does Lydia notice that delights Pascali?
(a) That his haircut is handsome.
(b) That he is losing weight.
(c) That his new suit is becoming.
(d) That he is looking fit.

3. What does Herr Gesing believe about British trade?
(a) That they have blundered their way into wealth.
(b) That Britain only opposes politics when it is harming their trade.
(c) That they only rival the Americans.
(d) That they are less inept than the Turks.

4. What field interests Bowles as he tells Pascali?
(a) Anthropology.
(b) Archeology.
(c) Geography.
(d) Sociology.

5. What do the Turks do at the Sanctuary of Artemis?
(a) Have the ill come and immerse in the water.
(b) Have a yearly festival.
(c) Bring spring water from the site to the ill.
(d) Burn an effigy of a phoenix to symbolize rebirth.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Pascali notice Bowles having a growing relationship?

2. What does the crumbling island seem like a metaphor for to Pascali?

3. Who seems surprised at the number of objects within the room?

4. Of what does Izzet warn Pascali?

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

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

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

4. What are some signs of the high level of tension present on the island?

5. What is ironic about Pasha buying land from the locals?

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

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

8. How is the symbolism of the sky and sea used again in this chapter?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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