The Richest Man in Babylon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

George Samuel Clason
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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. What is the profession of the person in #27?

2. About what does Bansir worry?

3. Of what can no one name an instance?

4. What does Arkad present to the councilmen?

5. What is Kobbi's profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Arkad tell the men about luck at the end of the chapter?

2. Who is the richest man in Babylon?

3. Instead of giving this loan, what does Rodan do?

4. What is Debasir eating as he teaches his companion?

5. What does Babylonian tradition say about sons living with their parents?

6. What kind of budget does Arkad suggest that men follow?

7. What story does this leader share with the caravan and with the grandson?

8. What is the first story of Mathon (about the farmer who can understand animals) meant to teach Rodan?

9. Who is the older warrior in the chapter that is sitting guard at the wall?

10. What does Arkad tell the men about fate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While this book talks about fate as being something you cannot trust, the meeting between Dabasir and Sira seems to be an important work of fate. Does this chance meeting still count as fate? Why or why not? If the two had never met, would Dabasir have ever figured out the lesson of changing his station in life?

Essay Topic 2

After hearing the story of Sharru Nada and Arad Gula, Hadan Gula seems to understand the lesson of having to work hard in order to gain wealth. But does it seem as though this story will actually drive the grandson to work as hard? If you were to hear such a story about your grandparent, would it compel you to change your life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Kobbi is a symbol of the idea that there is always someone else who is worse off than you. How does he help to add to the learning experience of Bansir? Does Kobbi's presence act as a helpful presence or a non-helpful presence? Why or why not?

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