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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does Severian save in the cemetery?
2. At the beginning of the story Severian tells about his adventure as a boy. Where are Severian and the other boys?
(a) Near the river.
(b) At the gate of the cemetery.
(c) Hiding in a mausoleum.
(d) At the school.
3. Who takes Severian to find the avern?
(b) Dr. Talos.
4. Master Gurloes requests that Severian assist him in what?
(a) Catching Vodalus.
(b) Thecla's punishment.
(c) Choosing punishments.
(d) Teaching the apprentices.
5. What is the water like that the boys swim in on the way back from the graveyard?
(a) Very warm and bubbly.
(d) Clear green and full of algae.
6. After Thecla's death, what is missing from the room Severian is placed in?
(b) A door.
7. Where is Severian sent as punishment?
(a) The graveyard.
(b) A cell.
(d) Terminus Est.
8. What does Severian hear as he executes Agilus?
(a) Agia screaming.
(b) Pure silence.
(c) A strange man yelling.
(d) An eagle's cry.
9. After Severian falls into the water on the way to get the avern, what is dragged out of the water with him?
(a) A huge fish.
(b) A new sword.
(c) Strange seaweed.
(d) A young woman.
10. What are Severian and his challenger wearing when they enter the arena?
(a) Only red pants.
(b) Full suits of armor.
(c) Boots and masks.
11. After the play, Severian falls asleep and dreams of whom?
(a) Master Malrubius and Triskele.
(c) Master Gurloes.
(d) The waitress.
12. What will happen to a person who is pricked by an avern?
(a) They will die.
(b) They will go insane.
(c) They will turn to stone.
(d) They will become blind and deaf.
13. What direction do the priestesses travel in after leaving the city?
14. What do the boys swim across on their way back from the graveyard?
(a) A lake.
(b) A moat.
(c) A magical pool.
(d) A river.
15. What is Master Gurloes' position in the guild?
(b) Head of the guild.
(d) Main torturer.
Short Answer Questions
1. Following breakfast with Dr. Talos and Baldanders, what catches Severian's attention outside of a shop?
2. Why is Agilus arrested after Severian battles his challenger?
3. What is Severian given by the man he saves?
4. What does Thecla ask the head of the guild for?
5. Who is the lover of Thecla's sister?
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