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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. On what does the feng shui expert say Dirk's house is built?
(a) A bear's back.
(b) A dragon's eyeball.
(c) A lion's tail.
(d) A dragon's claw.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What happens to Dirk as he is traveling back to the settlement in a sedan chair?
(a) He is attacked.
(b) He is kidnapped.
(c) He learns May-may is pregnant.
(d) He falls asleep.

11. Who buys the knoll to build a church?
(a) Gorth.
(b) Culum.
(c) Dirk.
(d) Robb.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of epidemic sweeps through Queens Town?

2. How many nights of sleep does Culum lose over the knoll incident?

3. Who owns the ship that takes Sarah back to England?

4. With whom does Dirk set sail prior to the ball?

5. With what does Dirk bribe Chinese officials?

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