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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who works as a slave for a rug merchant?
2. Who built the walls of Babylon?
3. What does the second tablet include?
4. What does Mathon tell Rodan?
5. What is the lesson of the first story?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why do you think Alfred Shewsbury and Professor Franklin Caldwell are introduced in this book? Since so many of the stories seem to focus on ancient parables and ancient settings, why do these more modern characters become a small part of the book? Can you think of any reason why they should not have been added to the book - why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Do you think that luck exists in the world? Or is action the only possible method of getting what one wants? Argue for both sides of this discussion as though you were Arkad (against luck) and a lottery winner (for luck).
Essay Topic 3
Bansir is a man who feels he works hard all day, but never earns enough to provide luxuries to his family. What do you think is his main problem in terms of not having the wealth he thinks he should have? Does the story indicate other problems besides an apparent misunderstanding of money? He has a good job, after all, so what do you feel is his biggest money issue?
This section contains 304 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)