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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Whose servants are secretly all a part of Hung Mun Tong?
(a) Longstaff's.
(b) Brock's.
(c) The bishop's.
(d) Dirk's.

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

4. The emperor offers Wu Fang Choi mandarinates if he attacks what?
(a) The Russian archduke.
(b) Canton.
(c) Hong Kong harbor.
(d) Dirk's fleet.

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

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

7. The Chinese call Straun and Company another name. What is it?
(a) The Great House.
(b) The Noble House.
(c) Tai-Pan.
(d) Ah-Gip.

8. What time does Dirk leave the ball to go see May-may?
(a) 6 p.m.
(b) Midnight.
(c) He doesn't leave the ball.
(d) 11:30.

9. 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.

10. Where do all of the traders decide to go if they are attacked by the Chinese?
(a) Brock's ship.
(b) Brock's factory.
(c) Dirk's ship.
(d) Dirk's factory.

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

12. In Chapter 1, who takes possession of Hong Kong?
(a) The Germans.
(b) The Chinese.
(c) The Russians.
(d) The British.

13. What do May-may and Ah-Sam use to see Dirk on his boat during the festivities?
(a) A telescope.
(b) Binoculars.
(c) Their eyes.
(d) Spies.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. With whom does May-may want Dirk to consult about the house he is building?

3. Who wins the ball gown contest?

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

5. What do Sarah and Robb argue about before the ball?

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