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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What part of Port's body is lost in his reoccurring dream?
(a) His fingers.
(b) His eyes.
(c) His teeth.
(d) His legs.

2. How are Kit and Port related?
(a) They are married.
(b) They are co-workers.
(c) They are dating.
(d) They are siblings.

3. What does Eric Lyle's mother berate him for doing?
(a) Biting his nails.
(b) Swearing.
(c) Drinking.
(d) Smoking.

4. What is the name of the city that has a large black market for stolen passports?
(a) Sba.
(b) El Ga'a.
(c) Messad.
(d) Ain Krofra.

5. In the opening scene of the novel, how does Port feel when he awakens from a dream?
(a) Disoriented.
(b) Terrified.
(c) Excited.
(d) Ominous.

6. How does Tunner propose to get to Boussif?
(a) By ship.
(b) By automobile.
(c) By airplane.
(d) By train.

7. How much does Port pay the brothel owner to drink whiskey during the sunrise?
(a) 400 francs.
(b) 600 francs.
(c) 200 francs.
(d) 800 francs.

8. What language does Marhnia speak?
(a) French.
(b) Arabic.
(c) English.
(d) Spanish.

9. What language do the servants at Port's hotel speak?
(a) German.
(b) French.
(c) Spanish.
(d) English.

10. After Tunner leaves, what does Kit spend her days doing?
(a) Working on crosswords.
(b) Riding her bicycle.
(c) Writing in her diary.
(d) Reading in bed.

11. What rumor spreads throughout town about Lieutenant D'Armagnac and Yamina?
(a) That Lieutenant D'Armagnac raped Yamina.
(b) That Lieutenant D'Armagnac killed Yamina.
(c) That Lieutenant D'Armagnac is the father of Yamina's baby.
(d) That Lieutenant D'Armagnac stole Yamina's life savings.

12. Which American city is M. Chaoui's favorite city in the world?
(a) New York.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) New Orleans.
(d) Las Vegas.

13. Where does Lieutenant D'Armagnac's wife live?
(a) In Germany.
(b) In France.
(c) In Spain.
(d) In Poland.

14. How do Kit and Port travel while sightseeing in Boussif?
(a) They ride bicycles.
(b) They take a trolley.
(c) They walk.
(d) They take a ferry.

15. Where in the Sahara is Ain Korfra in relation to Boussif?
(a) North.
(b) South.
(c) East.
(d) West.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does M. Chaoui react to Kit's interruption of the music?

2. What is the weather like outside as Kit and Tunner are on the train?

3. From Smail's home, what color do the mountains look to Port?

4. How does Port feel about Eric's overbearing mother?

5. What is Lieutenant D'Armagnac's first impression of Port?

(see the answer keys)

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