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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens once when humans raided Taltos' village?
(a) Nothing since the Taltos had nothing.
(b) All the children are killed.
(c) The Taltos must pay taxes at an exorbitant rate.
(d) The homes are burned to the ground.
2. Why did many Taltos leave their paradise?
(a) It became boring.
(b) It became chaotic.
(c) It was found by humans.
(d) It was too crowded.
3. What happened to human women who mated with Taltos males?
(a) They left their kind to live with the Taltos.
(b) They never mated with Taltos males.
(c) They died.
(d) They became insane.
4. Why do the humans burn Janet at the stake?
(a) For being pregnant by a human.
(b) For not accepting Christianity.
(c) For cursing God.
(d) For killing a priest.
5. What does Marklin do after using Tommy's lighter?
(b) Kill himself.
6. What do Taltos do when they go "wild"?
(a) They kill themselves.
(b) They mate indiscriminately.
(c) They live away from all human and Taltos contact.
(d) They go berserk and kill whoever they meet.
7. Why was childbirth serious among the Taltos?
(a) It took weeks of labor.
(b) It could create an insane child.
(c) It involved pain.
(d) It was considered a sacred act.
8. With whom does Ash leave the Taltos paradise?
(a) Just with his wife.
(b) He left by himself.
(c) Two of his daughers and three other Taltos.
(d) Just with one son.
9. What do the humans call the Taltos when they first begin a village among the humans?
(c) Gentle giants.
10. How does Ash respond to Rowan's revelations?
(a) He is furious.
(b) He is despondent.
(c) He is indifferent.
(d) He says he is not angry.
11. What does Ash's group of Taltos do when they come to live among the humans?
(a) Nothing different.
(b) Keep their appearance altered magically.
(c) Invent human identities.
(d) Try to marry into the human race.
12. How many Taltos are alive after the battle with the villagers?
13. What does Marklin realize when he and Tommy are in a large room with other members?
(a) Nothing in particular.
(b) Marklin and Tommy are the only novices.
(c) Tommy has disappeared.
(d) Marklin is being ignored.
14. What do the Taltos do to a child born of the mating between a Taltos and human that survives?
(a) Force the child to live among the Taltos but not accept it as a Taltos.
(b) Kill the child.
(c) Accept the child into the Taltos.
(d) Ignore the child and the human must care for it.
15. What is one thing the Taltos hated about their new home off the island?
(a) The cold winters.
(b) The fighting among the humans.
(c) The noise of the human cities.
(d) The smell of the human cities.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the Taltos do when a member of their race dies?
2. What does Granny say usually happens to a walking baby?
3. How do Taltos feel about loud noises?
4. How did the Taltos view monogamy?
5. What type of memories does Ash say the Taltos have?
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