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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is kept busy painting portraits of Robb's children?
(a) Maureen Quance.
(b) Aristotle Quance.
(c) Mary Sinclair.
(d) Liza Brock.

2. What does Zergeyev promise to send to Dirk and Longstaff?
(a) Vodka.
(b) Lobster.
(c) Caviar.
(d) Shrimp.

3. Who does the clerk tell Brock and Dirk has disappeared in Chapter 26?
(a) The servants.
(b) Mary Sinclair.
(c) Culum.
(d) Gorth.

4. In Chapter 13, what does Liza tell Brock is her reason for sailing to Macao?
(a) To arrange a marriage for Tess.
(b) To take another ship back to England.
(c) To order gowns for the ball.
(d) To purchase furniture.

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

6. How long is the indenture agreement for the men who arrive with Captain Scragger?
(a) One year.
(b) Five years.
(c) Six months.
(d) Ten years.

7. Whose proposal of marriage does Mary Sinclair accept?
(a) Horatio's.
(b) Dirk's.
(c) Glessing's.
(d) Culum's.

8. Who is May-may?
(a) Dirk's wife.
(b) Dirk's mistress.
(c) Brock's mistress.
(d) A Chinese pirate.

9. Dirk learns that the Turks opened up what empire for British trade?
(a) The Japanese Empire.
(b) The Indian Empire.
(c) The Ottoman Empire.
(d) The Spanish Empire.

10. What ship did Dirk and Brock both work on as teenagers?
(a) The China Cloud.
(b) The Resting Cloud.
(c) The Vagrant Star.
(d) The White Witch.

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

12. What does May-may ask Dirk to do after their argument over her ball gown?
(a) Sell her.
(b) Marry her.
(c) Allow her to marry another man.
(d) Throw her into the streets.

13. When Dirk first visits the settlement, who sends a messenger requesting to see him immediately?
(a) Wu Kwok.
(b) Longstaff.
(c) Jin-qua.
(d) May-may.

14. Who is Wu Kwok's father?
(a) Ti-sen.
(b) Dirk.
(c) Jin-qua.
(d) Wu Fang Choi.

15. Who does Dirk find lying dead in his bed?
(a) Scragger.
(b) Gorth.
(c) Robb.
(d) Culum.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whom do Brock and Dirk discuss as a possible husband for Tess?

2. What time does Dirk leave the ball to go see May-may?

3. Whose ship rams Dirk's lorcha as he leaves the settlement following the order for all foreigners to leave?

4. What kind of epidemic sweeps through Queens Town?

5. Who buys the knoll to build a church?

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