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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the fifth tablet include?
2. Who is Sira?
3. Who does the person in #127 meet?
4. What floats into the sky to carry the message of victory?
5. What does the first tablet include?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Dabasir marries a beautiful woman, but then spends more and more money he doesn't have in order to keep her happy. This ends up leaving him penniless. Is this situation the fault of the wife or of Dabasir - or both? Explain your answer? How could Dabasir's troubles have been prevented.
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 292 words
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