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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 Lydia think free expression does?
(a) It spills over into dangerous areas such as politics.
(b) It encourages the irrational.
(c) It encourages imprecision.
(d) It makes one think the impossible is possible.

2. What does Pascali believe about the information he gives Bowles in their conversation?
(a) That Bowles does not really understand the situation.
(b) Pascali believes he is not giving Bowles new information, but simply confirming information.
(c) That Bowles is with the rebels.
(d) That Pascali has convinced Bowles to rethink his options.

3. When hearing about the Sultan's fears, how does Pascali feel?
(a) Surprised that the home guard is not loyal.
(b) Disbelieving of Lydia's statement.
(c) Disgusted that the Sultan worries so much about disease.
(d) Hopeless for his own safety.

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

5. What does Pascali believe about humankind?
(a) That humankind prefers to be kind rather than cruel.
(b) That humankind is always wavering on the edge of oblivion.
(c) That humankind is neither kind nor human.
(d) That humankind prefers destruction to balance.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of what is Pascali now convinced?

3. Of what does Pascali become painfully aware?

4. To what does he admit concerning the Turks and Greeks?

5. Of what does Pascali warn the Sultan?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are some images that seem to suggest the violence that is simmering just below the surface on this island?

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

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

7. In continuing his report to the Sultan, what parallels does Pascali note?

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

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

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

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