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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. Why does Pascali decide to seek out Lydia?
(a) To ask her to marry him.
(b) To see if Bowles is with her.
(c) To see if she will undertake a spy mission for the Sultan.
(d) To seek information, as well as a meal.

2. Why won't Russia, Britain, and France take action against the Ottoman empire?
(a) They do not believe the reports about the Armenians.
(b) None will take action due to their need for trade alliances.
(c) They are too badly outclassed militarily.
(d) They cannot ally themselves with each other.

3. Why does Pascali need new glasses?
(a) His are old.
(b) He doesn't like the frame style.
(c) His are broken.
(d) His are badly scratched.

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

5. Of what does Izzet warn Pascali?
(a) That Pascali must supervise Bowles's access.
(b) That the contract will not be in force until they receive the rest of the money.
(c) That Bowles will be arrested if he violates any of the contract.
(d) That Pascali will be held personally responsible for the remaining money owed to Pasha.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pascali portray Bowles?

2. What does Pascali observe Bowles doing?

3. Instead of death, with what is Pascali concerned in this section?

4. What does Lydia notice that delights Pascali?

5. According to Lydia, what does the Sultan constantly fear?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. If you were receiving Pascali's spy reports, how would you treat them?

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

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

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

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

7. How is Pascali's visit to Lydia a metaphor for the Ottoman Empire?

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

9. How does the conversation between Lydia and Pascali about the fisherman show that Lydia is lying?

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

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