Silk Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Alessandro Baricco
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 8-11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Joncour enjoy in life?
(a) His villa.
(b) His possessions.
(c) His garden.
(d) His paintings.

2. Who bands together to pay for Joncour's expedition to Japan?
(a) The entire town.
(b) The king.
(c) The mayor and other politicians.
(d) All of the silk manufacturers.

3. What kind of living does Joncour make with the silk trade?
(a) He does not make very much money.
(b) He is the wealthiest man in town.
(c) A good living.
(d) He is poor by city standards.

4. What would happen to the Japanese if they immigrated?
(a) They would be jailed.
(b) They could only return on the holidays.
(c) Nothing. It was not illegal to immigrate.
(d) They would be killed.

5. What is happening in America at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Aircraft is being built.
(b) George Washington is President.
(c) The Civil War.
(d) The pilgrims are landing at Plymouth.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Joncour work with the eggs to prepare them for sale?

2. What month do silk eggs hatch?

3. Once Europe has been exhausted of silk eggs, where does Joncour go for eggs first?

4. What is Helene's most beautiful attribute?

5. Who came to Japan in 1853?

(see the answer key)

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