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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. How did the Indians who took in Desiderio move commerce?
(a) By train.
(b) On the river.
(c) In buses.
(d) In planes.

2. What is Desiderio recovering from in Chapter 3, The River People?
(a) A bullet wound.
(b) A seizure.
(c) A coma.
(d) A knife wound.

3. Desiderio is the son of a what?
(a) Prostitute.
(b) Heiress.
(c) Queen.
(d) Witch.

4. Who does the Minister hire to make sense of the chaos in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?
(a) Doctors.
(b) Scientists.
(c) Private detectives.
(d) Investment bankers.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the father and brothers of the girl in Nao-Kurai's story do?

2. Who had a theory that at the moment of perfect sexual release the body produces a perfect energy?

3. At what university did Angela Brown teach in Rhode Island?

4. What is the name of the mayor's daughter?

5. The Minister had told Desiderio that Mendoza traveled with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who raised Desiderio? How did his heritage shape his character?

2. What is the chief means of commerce for the River People?

3. What does Desiderio learn from the Professor in Chapter 4, The Acrobats of Desire about the peep show?

4. What leads to Desiderio's being hailed a hero among the River People?

5. Who does Desiderio find floating in the river in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight? What discovery does this lead to?

6. What does Desiderio learn from the peep show proprietor in Chapter 2, The Mansion of Midnight?

7. How does Desiderio begin to integrate into his new society in Chapter 3, The River People?

8. Who is not seemingly affected by Dr. Hoffman's machines in Chapter 1, The City Under Siege?

9. What do the Acrobats of Desire do to Desiderio after taking him to their caravan?

10. What realization does Desiderio reach in the end of Chapter 3, The River People? How does he escape?

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