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

2. What does Pascali tell Bowles he would not be allowed to do even with a lease?
(a) Dig on the grounds of the Sanctuary of Artemis.
(b) Bring in a crew of more than three workers.
(c) Take away anything from the grounds.
(d) Use any power equipment.

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

4. For what does Pascali blame the Sultan?
(a) For paying him too little.
(b) For telling Pascali he has to come home.
(c) For not taking action on any of his previous reports.
(d) For not stopping the masacre of the Armenians.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Herr Gesing?

2. What does Pascali think when he sees what is happening on the shoreline?

3. By whom is Pasha's offer of friendship interrupted?

4. What does Pascali believe about the information he gives Bowles in their conversation?

5. What does the sound of bleating sheep mean to Pascali as he is walking?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What seems to suggest that Bowles knows more about the local situation than he pretends?

4. Of what does the fact that Bowles is walking and talking with Pascali in public remind Pascali?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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