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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many children does the French colonial administrator have?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Four.

2. What bizarre claim does the pseudo-consul of the second Ishmaelite Legation make?
(a) That the Ishmaelite government has been around since the time of Caesar.
(b) That he was brought up in Japan.
(c) That true Ishmaelites are immortal.
(d) That the Ishmaelites are an Aryan race.

3. What is the name of the ship in which William must travel to Aden?
(a) <i> The Fremonque</i>.
(b) <i>The Narcissus</i>.
(c) <i>The Francmacon</i>.
(d) <i>Le Mequerrie</i>.

4. How many members of the Boot family live in Boot Magna Hall?
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Ten.
(d) Twelve.

5. How does Mr. Salter always answer Lord Copper when the latter is incorrect?
(a) "Within reason, Lord Copper."
(b) "It is possible."
(c) "Up to a point."
(d) "Definitely, Lord Copper."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the American girl, believing that he is going to Ishmaelia, give to John Boot as a good luck charm?

2. What sort of coin does William mistakenly attempt to give the steward on the train to London?

3. What position does John Boot initially seek from Mr. Stitch as a means of foreign employ?

4. Who is the highest paid journalist in America, about whom Corker tells William a story?

5. What food do William, the French administrator, and the administrator's children reject while dining on the <i>Francmacon</i>?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Kätchen abuse William's attraction to her?

2. How does Mrs. Stitch react to John Boot's perplexed inquiries regarding his invitation to knighthood?

3. How do William and Corker both feel about Dr. Benito at the meeting of the Foreign Press Association?

4. Describe the condition of the <i>Francmacon</i>, the ship upon which William has to sail from Marseilles.

5. With what common and well-practiced activity is William content to live out his life?

6. Why has John Boot's situation in London become very awkward?

7. What greatly inconveniences William on his arrival in Paris?

8. How is William treated when he first arrives at Croydon, and what affects this sort of treatment?

9. Under what threat does William agree to be the <i>Daily Beast</i>'s war correspondent to Ishmaelia?

10. Why is the French colonial administrator aboard the <i>Francmacon</i> perplexed by William going to Ishmaelia?

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