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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 adjective does Twain give to the houses in Jerusalem?
(a) Tight.
(b) Small.
(c) Knobby.
(d) Bumpy.

2. To what location are the travelers heading in Chapter 59?
(a) Russia.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Africa.
(d) Home.

3. What surprises Twain about the emperor and his family?
(a) Their richness.
(b) Their friendliness.
(c) Their religiousness.
(d) Their poverty.

4. Where do the travelers swim?
(a) The hotel pool.
(b) An oasis in the desert.
(c) The Sea of Galilee.
(d) All of the answers are correct.

5. Where does the ship land after a long time at sea in Chapter 60?
(a) The Grand Caymans.
(b) Manila.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Bermuda.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the tour guide in Chapter 35 called famous?

2. What does Twain hail as the only way to travel?

3. What is the name of the bare hill in Shechem?

4. With what are the streets of Constantinople crowded?

5. What is the name of the tour guide in Chapter 35?

Short Essay Questions

1. The group finally reaches Damascus. How do the citizens of Damascus feel about Christians and why?

2. Describe the chaos in Constantinople as seen by Twain.

3. Describe the scene of the journey to Mary Magdalene's former home in the tiny, extremely impoverished village of Magdala. How do you think the group feels once it has seen Mary's home and is on its way out?

4. Twain finds himself quoting the writer of "Life in the Holy Land" referring to Palestine as monotonous and uninviting. However, Twain also offers his own description of Palestine. How does he feel about the area?

5. Despite many precautions, what disease does Twain contract, and what are his theories on how he contracted it?

6. Twain and his friends are sure they are going to run into problems finding enough provisions for their trip to Damascus. What happens while their are in Lebanon to change their minds?

7. As the caravan gets closer to Baalbek, Twain begins to tell relevant stories from the Bible. What stories does Twain relate, and how does he feel about the Syrians at this point in the story?

8. 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?

9. In Chapter 60, Twain relates a humorous tale of an experience he had on the ship. What is the tale about, and how does it proceed?

10. 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?

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