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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 were the people who were taken aboard the ship in Chapter 57 fleeing?
(a) Colonization.
(b) Jaffa.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Religious persecution.

2. What is the first disappointing tourist attraction the group visits in Turkey?
(a) The shrine at Constantinople.
(b) Istanbul.
(c) The mausoleum of Sultan Mahmud.
(d) The mosque at St. Sophia.

3. What group does Twain say is not welcome in Damascus?
(a) Jews.
(b) Muslims.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) Christians.

4. How many men are in Twain's group in the Holy Land?
(a) 16.
(b) 8.
(c) 4.
(d) 11.

5. How much did the boat driver want to take the group on a tour of the body of water in which they are swimming?
(a) $40.
(b) $100.
(c) $13.
(d) $8.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the ship land after a long time at sea in Chapter 60?

2. What do the pilgrims hand out in Magdala?

3. Twain says that everything is now measured in __________ instead of __________.

4. What do the Spaniards do to Twain's newspaper journal when he asks them to mail it?

5. What adjective does Twain give to the houses in Jerusalem?

Short Essay Questions

1. After weeks of excitement, a bit of unstructured leisure is welcomed as the group heads home. What are some of the activities offered on board the ship for its guests' entertainment?

2. Twain notices something about the Russian emperor during their visit that makes the emperor appear even move down to earth and human. What does Twain notice?

3. Baalbek's landscape is dotted with temples and ancient escarpments, making the location feel timeless and overwhelming. How do Twain and his friends feel about Baalbek?

4. Because the travelers are not permitted in Greece, they decide to move on to Turkey. What are some of the dubious customs of Turkey, and what does Twain say about those customs when comparing them to those of America?

5. Though most of the towns and villages on their pathway through the Holy Land are a disappointment to Twain, the city of Shechem is a pleasant surprise. Describe what makes Shechem so unique.

6. The group takes a trip to the Egyptian pyramids. What is their reaction to the pyramids, and what object garners the most admiration from the travelers? How much do they admire this object?

7. Expecting the worst on the trip to Sevastopol, the group is on alert and a bit scared about what might happen. Describe the group's experience and how they react to the Russians.

8. Despite his earlier cynicism, Twain's faith in the locations and objects of Jerusalem seems unshakable, and he even challenges the reader to prove several hypotheses false. What are some examples of this almost blind faith, and what reasoning does Twain give to justify his unwavering belief?

9. Twain and the group have, to this point, been surrounded by foreigners with nothing to gain from the group but their money. Their experience with the Russians is happily different. What happens to make the group feel this way?

10. Though the excursion is now complete, Twain and several of his friends feel that there is something missing. Where do they decide to go and why?

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