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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 what does he admit concerning the Turks and Greeks?
(a) Trying to maintain peace between the two.
(b) Trying to set one against the other.
(c) Consorting with both equally.
(d) Disliking both groups.

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

3. Why does Bowles need translation services?
(a) To ask for a building permit.
(b) To convince local authorities to give him an access lease to the grounds where the Sanctuary of Artemis is located.
(c) To convince Lydia to marry him.
(d) To ask for permission to build a horse arena.

4. Of what is the Ottoman empire comprised?
(a) Many disparate but loyal groups.
(b) Mostly Arab nations.
(c) Of multiple races, creed, and languages that have united under the Ottoman State.
(d) An fairly homogenous group of peoples.

5. What does Bowles claim to Pasha that he has found?
(a) A letter indicating that someone else owns the land Bowles is leasing.
(b) Objects of great historical and monetary value at the site.
(c) Numerous human bones.
(d) An artifact that is from WWI that proves the Germans did occupy this island.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Pascali and Marchant go?

2. How does Pascali think the unity of the Ottoman Empire can be maintained?

3. What do the Turks do at the Sanctuary of Artemis?

4. What does Bowles believe Germany should do?

5. Why won't Russia, Britain, and France take action against the Ottoman empire?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is a theme that predominates this section?

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

(see the answer keys)

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