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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the boys swim across on their way back from the graveyard?
(a) A magical pool.
(b) A river.
(c) A lake.
(d) A moat.

2. What is Severian in charge of for the people sent to the guild?
(a) Their education.
(b) Their cells.
(c) Their meals.
(d) Assigning their punishments.

3. After Thecla's death, what is missing from the room Severian is placed in?
(a) Windows.
(b) A door.
(c) Locks.
(d) Guards.

4. What will Severian's new position be following Thecla's death?
(a) Executioner.
(b) He will no longer have a position.
(c) Master Torturer.
(d) Guild Master.

5. Severian believes that going over the process of the execution with Agilus will help give him what?
(a) A chance to escape.
(b) An opportunity to prepare Agia.
(c) Peace.
(d) More fear and anguish.

6. Who is hoping that Vodalus can be captured by holding and torturing Thecla?
(a) Drotte.
(b) The Autarch.
(c) Severian.
(d) Master Gurloes.

7. Master Gurloes requests that Severian assist him in what?
(a) Teaching the apprentices.
(b) Thecla's punishment.
(c) Catching Vodalus.
(d) Choosing punishments.

8. What is the water like that the boys swim in on the way back from the graveyard?
(a) Very warm and bubbly.
(b) Muddy.
(c) Clear green and full of algae.
(d) Pristine.

9. What kind of apprentices are Severian and the other boys?
(a) Executioner.
(b) Torturer.
(c) Magician.
(d) Carpenter.

10. After Severian falls into the water on the way to get the avern, what is dragged out of the water with him?
(a) A new sword.
(b) A huge fish.
(c) Strange seaweed.
(d) A young woman.

11. At the execution, how does the odd man in the crowd attempt to communicate with Severian?
(a) With notes written on parchment.
(b) Using sign language.
(c) In weird riddles.
(d) In Severian's native tongue.

12. What is Master Gurloes' position in the guild?
(a) Main torturer.
(b) Secretary.
(c) Head of the guild.
(d) Judge.

13. How is Agilus executed?
(a) Beheaded.
(b) Drowned.
(c) Poisoned.
(d) Hung.

14. Severian gives Agilus instructions to prevent what at his execution?
(a) A prolonged death.
(b) Being sick or relieving himself.
(c) Angering the crowds.
(d) Speaking.

15. How does the guild refer to the people who are sent there?
(a) Subjects.
(b) Friends.
(c) Dead men walking.
(d) Clients.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Thecla give Severian?

2. What does Severian find in his satchel following Agilus' execution?

3. What will happen to a person who is pricked by an avern?

4. What has Severian been challenged to do by the masked man?

5. When Severian, Dorcas and Agia are returning from gathering the avern, where do they stop to eat?

(see the answer keys)

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