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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 type of gun do most people in New Crobuzan carry with them at all times?
(a) Doglock pistols.
(b) Wheellock pistols.
(c) Flintlock pistols.
(d) Matchlock pistols.

2. What is the one topic Mr. Motley always wants to discuss when he is sitting for Lin?
(a) Drugs.
(b) Religion.
(c) Art.
(d) Sex.

3. To whom does the parliament clerk send the box of grubs?
(a) Montague Vermishank.
(b) Dr. Magesta Barbile.
(c) Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin.
(d) Mayor Bentham Rudgutter.

4. On what city holiday does Vermishank die?
(a) Candleday.
(b) Familyday.
(c) Loveday.
(d) Chainday.

5. Where does Isaac go to research for Yagharek's project?
(a) To the library.
(b) To the zoo.
(c) To the circus.
(d) To the hospital.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a communicatrix?

2. What has David become a spy?

3. How big is the slake moth?

4. What devastating event happened in the year 1545?

5. Which of the following activities is taking place outside of Isaac's window at the opening of the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the people of New Crobuzon react when they hear that Isaac is studying flying creatures?

2. Why are Lublamaie and David irritated with Isaac at the laboratory?

3. How do the Cactacae feel about the slake moths hiding out in their buildings?

4. Who is Yagharek, and what does he want from Isaac?

5. How are Isaac and his friends captured by the militia?

6. Who is Mr. Motley?

7. What unexpected visitor stops at Isaac's house following the final slake moth attack?

8. Why does Isaac visit Canker River?

9. How does Isaac treat Lin after the final slake moth attack?

10. What does Vodyanoi sculpt?

(see the answer keys)

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