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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 is notable about the DöplirCaffé?
(a) It is a coffeehouse that exists in neither city and constitutes its own territory.
(b) It is both a Muslim and a Jewish coffeehouse, located next to one another and sharing a single name.
(c) It is both a Besz and an Ul Qoman coffeehouse, located next to one another and sharing a single name.
(d) It is a crosshatched coffeehouse located in both cities simultaneously.

2. In what division does Inspector Borlú work?
(a) Conclusive Crimes Division.
(b) The Extreme Crime Squad.
(c) Special Victims Unit.
(d) Homicide Divison.

3. What is the victim's real name?
(a) Miriam Geary.
(b) Malia Geary.
(c) Magda Geary.
(d) Mahalia Geary.

4. Who is Lizbyet Corwi?
(a) A prostitute Borlú questions.
(b) Borlú's neighbor.
(c) A young, intelligent constable working with Borlú.
(d) Borlú's girlfriend.

5. According to information Borlú has received, the victim was studying what?
(a) Anthropology
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Art history.
(d) Archeology.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the victim's academic advisor?

2. What is the name of the pathologist's assistant?

3. The pathologist discovers the victim was covered in what odd substance?

4. When speaking with the students at the dig, Borlú is surprised none of them discuss what?

5. Bardo Naustin, another detective, believes the murder victim was in what profession?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the informant tell Borlú about the victim?

2. How does Corwi disagree with the initial theory of the murder?

3. What information does Borlú learn from Khurusch?

4. Who is Yolanda Rodriguez and what is notable about her?

5. What is the real identity of the victim? What is known about her?

6. What is the DöplirCaffé and what is notable about it?

7. Describe the discovery of the victim at the beginning of the novel.

8. Who is Khurusch and where was he on the night of the murder?

9. According to the True Citizens, why was Geary murdered?

10. What is the Cleavage and what is known about it?

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