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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who greets Dirk while the men are unloading the barrels in Chapter 12?
(a) Robb.
(b) Mary Sinclair.
(c) May-may.
(d) Jin-qua.

2. In Chapter 3, how much time does Dirk have to save his trading company?
(a) Three months.
(b) One week.
(c) 29 days.
(d) One year.

3. What trade does Zergeyev offer Dirk as a monopoly in Russia?
(a) Cinchon bark.
(b) Opium.
(c) Rice.
(d) Tea.

4. Who does May-may send to Macao when the epidemic begins?
(a) Ah-Sam.
(b) Her children.
(c) Mary Sinclair.
(d) Dirk.

5. After Dirk flogs May-may, what does she tell him?
(a) She is pregnant.
(b) She is in love with another man.
(c) She hates him.
(d) She still wants him to sell her.

6. What office does Dirk plan to run for?
(a) Tai-Pan.
(b) A seat in Parliament.
(c) Mandarin.
(d) President of the U.S.

7. What do Dirk and Culum press Brock to grant Culum?
(a) Access to Brock's records.
(b) A quick marriage to Tess.
(c) A position in Brock's company.
(d) The rights to the knoll.

8. Why is Longstaff tired of Hong Kong?
(a) He doesn't like the whorehouses.
(b) He would rather go home to England.
(c) There are too many problems.
(d) There are too many traders there.

9. With whom is May-May waiting in Dirk's quarters when he returns from his first meeting with Jin-qua?
(a) Mary Sinclair.
(b) Ah-Gip.
(c) Culum.
(d) Ah-Sam.

10. Who wins the ball gown contest?
(a) Mary Sinclair.
(b) Liza Brock.
(c) May-may.
(d) Tess Brock.

11. What signals the beginning of the evening of festivities?
(a) Fireworks.
(b) Music.
(c) A cannon shot.
(d) A speech delivered by Dirk.

12. What do Sarah and Robb argue about before the ball?
(a) The baby.
(b) Their daughter's wedding.
(c) Robb's inability to return to England with Sarah.
(d) Money.

13. Who instructs Gordon Chen to do whatever May-may wants?
(a) Culum.
(b) Jin-qua.
(c) Mary Sinclair.
(d) Wu Kwok.

14. Ti-sen agrees to loan Dirk money in exchange for Dirk agreeing to what being in Hong Kong?
(a) A mandarin.
(b) A Chinese temple of worship.
(c) A pirate's headquarters.
(d) The emperor.

15. What does Dirk insist Culum begin to do regularly?
(a) Visit him.
(b) Bathe.
(c) Travel to England.
(d) Go to church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of a ship do Dirk and Culum see from the mountain?

2. With what does Dirk bribe Chinese officials?

3. Who does Dirk say is responsible for repaying Jin-qua's loan?

4. Who is kept busy painting portraits of Robb's children?

5. How long is the indenture agreement for the men who arrive with Captain Scragger?

(see the answer keys)

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