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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. If Dirk can get a monopoly in Russia, what does he believe he will be able to do?
(a) Murder Brock with no consequence.
(b) Ignore convention and marry May-may.
(c) Marry Mary Sinclair.
(d) Take over Brock's company.

3. Why do Robb and Liza leave the ball?
(a) Liza becomes ill.
(b) They leave to have a tryst.
(c) Sarah goes into labor.
(d) Dirk orders them to leave.

4. What does Robb say Dirk and Brock's hatred will do to them in the end?
(a) Bring them closer.
(b) Leave one and kill the other.
(c) Destroy them.
(d) Make them stronger.

5. Whose ship rams Dirk's lorcha as he leaves the settlement following the order for all foreigners to leave?
(a) Wu Kwok's.
(b) Longstaff's.
(c) Brock's.
(d) Culum's.

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

7. What group is not being forced out of the settlement?
(a) The British.
(b) The Russians.
(c) The Americans.
(d) The Germans.

8. In what village does Dirk wait for Wu Kwok?
(a) Canton.
(b) Happy Valley.
(c) Yangtze.
(d) Aberdeen.

9. Who halts all trade between the Chinese and the foreigners?
(a) Longstaff.
(b) The Chinese emperor.
(c) Dirk.
(d) The British government.

10. Which European woman is pregnant with a Chinese child?
(a) Liza Brock.
(b) Shevaun.
(c) Tess Brock.
(d) Mary Sinclair.

11. Who is the officer on Brock's boat that wants to marry Tess?
(a) Jeff Cooper.
(b) Mauss.
(c) Longstaff.
(d) Nygreck Thumb.

12. Whom do Brock and Dirk discuss as a possible husband for Tess?
(a) Mauss.
(b) Cooper.
(c) Dirk.
(d) Culum.

13. How long does it take the British to recapture Canton?
(a) A year.
(b) Three months.
(c) One week.
(d) Three weeks.

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

15. Who does Dirk say did not cheat him but rather outsmarted him?
(a) Wu Kwok.
(b) Brock.
(c) Jin-qua.
(d) Longstaff.

Short Answer Questions

1. What organizations are the fighters for the prizefight from?

2. What do Dirk and Culum press Brock to grant Culum?

3. What is the amount of the ransom that the British receive for Canton?

4. With what does Dirk bribe Chinese officials?

5. Who does Dirk find lying dead in his bed?

(see the answer keys)

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