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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Wu Kwok give Dirk from the Scarlet Cloud?
(a) Prisoners.
(b) The flag and log book.
(c) A chest of gold.
(d) The anchor.

2. With what does Dirk bribe Chinese officials?
(a) Money.
(b) Tea.
(c) Opium.
(d) Special privileges.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who greets Dirk while the men are unloading the barrels in Chapter 12?

2. When Dirk returns home after the ball, who is waiting for him in his living room?

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

4. In Chapter 1, who takes possession of Hong Kong?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dirk view Hong Kong as a valuable prize?

2. How does Dirk feel about the way Culum solves the problem of the knoll?

3. Why do the merchants think they will be attacked when they are at the Canton settlement?

4. What is Dirk's reason for firing Captain Perry?

5. How does Brock know about Dirk's financial problems?

6. Why does Dirk oppose Longstaff's idea of evacuating Happy Valley?

7. Why is the note that Longstaff asks to have translated into Chinese puzzling to Horatio and Glessing?

8. What does Dirk believe he will be able to do if he gets the trade monopoly in Russia?

9. What does Brock do that causes Dirk to accuse him of piracy?

10. Why isn't Sarah able to attend Dirk's ball?

(see the answer keys)

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