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Multiple Choice Questions
1. During their trip to the sailor's homeland, what are the protagonists are attacked by?
(a) Fire-breathing dragons.
(d) Sea monsters.
2. The native people agree to do what for Kin and her companions?
(a) Trade with them.
(b) Protect them.
(c) Take them to their homeland.
(d) Help repair the spaceship using the dumbwaiter.
3. What is strange about the stars at the destination?
(a) They are almost impossible to see.
(b) They appear familiar, but they are pointed the wrong direction.
(c) The constellations are out of place.
(d) They are larger than usual.
4. Which of the following best characterizes the Kung?
(a) They are peace-loving.
(b) They are xenophobic.
(c) They love exploration.
(d) They are prone to violence.
5. In their first morning on the flat planet, what attempts to visit Kin and the others?
(a) A spirit.
(b) A demon.
(c) The raven.
(d) A seafaring ship.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the bartender give to Kin?
2. Becoming a watcher requires what sacrifice?
3. What is Joel's relationship to Kin?
4. Without day credits, employees of the Company would suffer what effects?
5. How many day bills does Kin Arad have?
Short Essay Questions
1. As they fly around the flat planet, what do Kin and the others observe and conclude about it?
2. What are some of the technological resources that the group has at their disposal, and how will these things help them?
3. Describe the steps Kin goes through to get to the ship after she arrives at Kung.
4. What does the Company provide for humanity as a whole and, specifically, for its employees?
5. Describe the explorers first interactions with the inhabitants of the flat planet.
6. What is Marco's background, and what does he believe about himself?
7. Who were the Spindle Kings, and what were they like?
8. What does a watcher do, and what is required of a watcher?
9. What are Shand proteins, and how are they important to Silver?
10. What does the Kung bartender's action say about Kin's fame?
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