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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Dirk insist Culum begin to do regularly?
(a) Go to church.
(b) Bathe.
(c) Visit him.
(d) Travel to England.

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

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

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

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

6. 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 knocks and waits for her to answer.
(c) He climbs through the window.
(d) She leaves the door open.

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

8. What do Sarah and Robb argue about before the ball?
(a) Robb's inability to return to England with Sarah.
(b) Their daughter's wedding.
(c) The baby.
(d) Money.

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

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

11. What is Alexi Zergeyev's title?
(a) Archduke.
(b) Viceroy.
(c) Governor.
(d) Emperor.

12. In Chapter 6, what does Brock suggest that he and Dirk do?
(a) Enter the opium trade.
(b) Join their companies.
(c) Quit trading.
(d) Leave the settlement.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose servants are secretly all a part of Hung Mun Tong?

2. What does May-may ask Dirk to do after their argument over her ball gown?

3. What activity will end the day of festivities?

4. In Chapter 4, who is Dirk waiting to see in Canton?

5. In Dirk's dispatch to Robb, what does he instruct Robb to do in Hong Kong?

(see the answer keys)

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