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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. With what are the streets of Constantinople crowded?
(a) Beggars.
(b) Vendors.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Crippled and deformed people.

2. How is the population of Jerusalem described?
(a) Religious.
(b) Anxious.
(c) Sparse.
(d) Crowded.

3. What do the travelers do in the Arab mosque that not even the Arabs do?
(a) Step on the prayer mats with their shoes.
(b) Remove their shoes.
(c) Remove their clothes.
(d) Speak.

4. What town in Russia is visited by the travelers?
(a) Sevastopol.
(b) Kislovodsk.
(c) Bogorodsk.
(d) Abdulino.

5. How old is the emperor's daughter?
(a) 14.
(b) 27.
(c) 43.
(d) 7.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the prevalent obstacle for the travelers throughout their journey?

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

3. Where do the travelers decide to go in Chapter 55, even though their trip is supposed to be over?

4. Why do the pilgrims acquire the habit of pulling their guns from their holsters?

5. What did the preachers on board the ship tell young Jack that turtles will do in Chapter 47?

Short Essay Questions

1. The men come upon young Jack on the verge of destroying an innocent turtle. What is Jack's issue with the turtle, and what does that tell you about Jack's personality?

2. 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?

3. On a hill in Smyrna are layers of broken crockery and oyster shells. Twain is perplexed by who might have put these items in such an odd place. What are some of the possible origins for the shells and crockery given by Twain in Chapter 39?

4. What are some of the challenges faced by Twain and his friends when trying to guide their donkeys to Ephesus?

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. 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?

7. Describe the actions of the group once the ship drops anchor in Egypt. Who ends up on the ship with them?

8. 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?

9. 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?

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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