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. For whom or what does Bansir want to save his money?

2. What is the fourth law?

3. What is the Babylonian tradition for sons that live with their parents?

4. What does the Syrian man say to the group?

5. What made Babylon turn to Arkad?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Arkad come to gain his wealth?

2. What does Arkad share about investing the money that the men save?

3. What are the first things Arkad realizes he needs to do in order to gain wealth?

4. What is the final advice of Mathon for Rodan?

5. What is the lesson of this chapter in regards to the walls of Babylon?

6. What do Kobbi and Bansir decide to do in order to solve their wealth problems?

7. What is the lesson of this story that the leader tells?

8. How long does the person in #38 keep watch at the wall?

9. How can a man prepare for the future beyond his time on earth right now?

10. What happens when Babylon is having troubles with its financial situation?

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

As Banazar is sitting on the wall of Babylon and watching over the city, people continue to ask him if the city is strong enough to hold. Since the city has held for so long without trouble, why are these people concerned that it might not hold this time? What makes you answer the way you do? If you were a resident of Babylon, would you be concerned? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

When Arkad tells his son that he will need to go off and make his own fortune, is this a good or a bad thing? Would Nomasir still be able to learn the lessons he did without the journey into poverty? Was Arkad being a loving father or not in challenging his son?

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