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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is there no one to recognize Teppic except Dio?
2. The next day Dios comes in to talk to Teppic while Teppic is ______________.
3. What was another problem that has occurred during the building of the pyramid?
4. When they are getting ready to leave, Teppic decides that they will do what with the others in the prison?
5. There is a man in a cell that has cursed in the name of the king. What is his punishment?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens while Teppic resides over the Supreme Court?
2. Why is Gern worried that the gods will attack the city? What does the king think about this?
3. What takes place in Teppic's dream?
4. What are the king, Dil, and Gern doing?
5. What has happened to Illa?
6. What do the clones of Ptaclusp tell him about the capping of the pyramid? Why? How does Ptaclusp respond?
7. What ceremony is to take place the next day?
8. Why does a man in the prison not want to be freed?
9. What is learned about the purpose of pyramids?
10. What does Teppic do when he awakes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dios wants Teppic to marry Teppic's aunt.
Part 1) Why does he want Teppic to marry his aunt? How does Teppic feel about this? Might other Pharaohs have married blood relatives? What might this explain about the Pharaohs?
Part 2) Does this occur in real life? Why or why not? Why does this belief about bloodlines exist? Do you agree? Why or why not?
Part 3) How might this marrying within the family benefit Dios?
Essay Topic 2
Teppic seems to have real power.
Part 1) How do you know this? From where does this power come?
Part 2) How does his power affect others? How is it important to the plot of the story? How is his power foreshadowed early in the story?
Part 3) Who in our own world has real power? Describe this power.
Essay Topic 3
Dios believes he lives to serve the kingdom.
Part 1) Why does he believe this? How do you know he believes this?
Part 2) How does this belief influence his behavior? Is this beneficial to the kingdom? Why or why not?
Part 3) Who serves our own "kingdom" today? How do they benefit the rest of us? How can their beliefs and actions also be detrimental?
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