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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. What or who attacks Severian and Jonas after bringing the soldier back to life?
(a) A stone statue.
(b) Vodalus' men.
(c) The guild.
(d) Ape men.
2. When Severian meets up with the group in the garden at the House of Absolute, who embraces him?
(d) Dr. Talos.
3. What reason does Severian give for understanding if the reader no longer wishes to travel with him at the end of the book?
(a) The road is a hard one.
(b) His travels are nearly over.
(c) He will die tomorrow.
(d) He wishes all readers to travel with him at once.
4. While Dorcas and Severian are in the castle, who arrives?
(d) Dr. Talos.
5. What does Severian find in the water after being attacked in the cave?
(a) His sword.
(b) A crocodile.
(c) A gold coin.
(d) The Claw.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Severian's reaction when he realizes why the body was stolen from the graveyard?
2. While escaping from the prison in the House of Absolute, Severian and Jonas find a room with what in it?
3. Who slides a letter under the door while Severian and Jonas sit talking?
4. Who goes mad and attacks people during the Dr. Talos' final play?
5. When Severian tries to treat Jonas' wound, what does he discover about Jonas?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Jonas leave Severian and Agia alone while he goes to get the horses?
2. Why were Vodalus' men sent to get Severian?
3. Why is Severian unable to kill Agia?
4. What prompts Severian to leave the cave where he was attacked by beasts?
5. What do Dr. Talos and Baldanders plan to do when they leave the group toward the end of the book?
6. Why does Dorcas cry when Severian and Jolenta return from the rivers edge?
7. Why is Severian sad when he sees Agia and the archers after leaving the caves?
8. During the last play in the book, what happens that makes Severian think there will be a lot of trouble?
9. What does the beautiful and frightening creature in the water tell Severian to try to get him to join her?
10. What do the beasts Severian encounters in the cave look like?
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