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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What knowledge did the serpent hold in Nao-Kurai's story to Desiderio in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) Fire.
(b) Health.
(c) Language.
(d) Water.

2. Where was Desiderio raised?
(a) An orphanage.
(b) A castle.
(c) A farm.
(d) A commune.

3. What short story of Angela Carter's was adapted to a 1984 film?
(a) Shadow Dance.
(b) Company of Wolves.
(c) Several Peceptions.
(d) The Magic Toyshop.

4. What does Desiderio's fiance begin doing after the engagement in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) Sewing wheat in the field.
(b) Building a cage.
(c) Coming to his room at night.
(d) Singing in the meadow.

5. Nao-Kurai tells Desiderio a story of a girl who gets impregnated by what?
(a) An eel.
(b) A lizard.
(c) A dragon.
(d) A snake.

6. With whom does Desiderio take refuge in the end of Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) Lafleur.
(b) The Count.
(c) The Professor.
(d) Albertina.

7. What had the character Mendoza reportedly built?
(a) A rocket.
(b) A time machine.
(c) An airplane.
(d) A submarine.

8. How is the village described where the circus comes at the end of their season in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire?
(a) Poverty-ridden.
(b) Exuberant.
(c) Corrupt.
(d) Religious.

9. Why had Mendoza and Dr. Hoffman had a falling out?
(a) A woman.
(b) A bet.
(c) A broken machine.
(d) A theory.

10. Where does Desiderio go after talking with the peep show proprietor in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) The Mayor's Mansion.
(b) Town Hall.
(c) Albertina's apartment.
(d) The cathedral.

11. The Professor tells Desiderio in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire that the peep show objects were created by whom?
(a) Himself.
(b) Mendoza.
(c) Dr. Hoffman.
(d) Albertina.

12. Where is the city in which Desiderio lives?
(a) South America.
(b) Africa.
(c) Asia.
(d) North America.

13. How much does Desiderio pay to enter the peep show in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?
(a) A dollar.
(b) A dime.
(c) A quarter.
(d) A nickel.

14. What is the name of the mayor's daughter?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Elizabeth.
(c) Jennifer.
(d) Mary Anne.

15. Desiderio's Minister did not have enough what to be affected by the things Dr. Hoffman's machine created?
(a) Energy.
(b) Hormones.
(c) Bile.
(d) Imagination.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Desiderio do which earns him the title of hero among the River People?

2. Who does Desiderio find irresistible in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

3. What does Desiderio find himself constantly struggling to recognize in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

4. What were many of the Indians' customers aware of, which they used against them?

5. How old is the girl offered in marriage to Desiderio in Chapter 3, The River People?

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