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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who owns the ship that takes Sarah back to England?
(a) Culum.
(b) Brock.
(c) The East India Company.
(d) Cooper.

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

3. What is the amount of the ransom that the British receive for Canton?
(a) 1 million pounds.
(b) 5,000 pounds.
(c) 3 million taels.
(d) 6 million taels.

4. Who is known as the Tai-Pan of Tai Ping Shan?
(a) Longstaff.
(b) Jin-qua.
(c) Dirk.
(d) Gordon Chen.

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

6. With whom does May-may want Dirk to consult about the house he is building?
(a) An architect.
(b) A priest.
(c) Mary Sinclair.
(d) A feng shui expert.

7. What is Brock's ship called?
(a) The Scarlet Cloud.
(b) The Resting Cloud.
(c) The White Witch.
(d) The Black Witch.

8. What possessions of Aristotle's does Maureen Quance destroy?
(a) His clothing.
(b) His bottles of alcohol.
(c) His furniture.
(d) His paints and brushes.

9. Where do the British plan to attack in Chapter 27?
(a) Happy Valley.
(b) Aberdeen.
(c) Canton and Peking.
(d) Russia.

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

11. What does Dirk do to get into May-may's quarters after the two argue over her ball gown?
(a) He breaks down the door.
(b) He climbs through the window.
(c) He knocks and waits for her to answer.
(d) She leaves the door open.

12. As they are standing in the square waiting for Ti-sen to be sentenced, whom does Dirk stop from talking to the crowd?
(a) Mauss.
(b) Longstaff.
(c) Culum.
(d) Cooper.

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

14. Who volunteers to judge the ball gown after Quance leaves?
(a) Brock.
(b) Culum.
(c) Zergeyev.
(d) Liza.

15. What is the Hung Mun Tong?
(a) The Chinese name for the opium trade.
(b) A ship.
(c) The Chinese name for Dirk.
(d) A secret Chinese society.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dirk insist Culum begin to do regularly?

2. When Dirk first visits the settlement, who sends a messenger requesting to see him immediately?

3. In what village does Dirk wait for Wu Kwok?

4. The emperor offers Wu Fang Choi mandarinates if he attacks what?

5. What is in the kerchief that Scragger's son gives Dirk?

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