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 does the saddle maker propose?

3. What else does Arkad learn?

4. Why was the son sent into the world?

5. What is the first law?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is the richest man in Babylon?

4. Who has lost all his gold and can not buy himself food at the start of this chapter?

5. What does Arkad challenge the men to think of when they ask about luck?

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

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

8. Whose story does Kalabab tell to his traveling companions?

9. What does Bansir do for a living?

10. What is Bansir's main problem in relation to wealth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the five laws of Gold, and why do you think that Nomasir didn't choose to follow them from the beginning?

Essay Topic 2

Arkad tells the men he teaches not to trust fate as it can be fickle. Does it seem that Arkad believes in this advice? What has happened to Arkad that teaches him this lesson in his personal life? Is this consistent with the fact that Arkad gains Algamish's wealth when the man dies?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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