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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. The magistrate lives from ___________________, getting supplies from friends and from women he used to know well.
(a) Meal to meal.
(b) The trash.
(c) City to city.
(d) The church.

2. What is NOT one of the magistrate's old hobbies that he takes up after deciding to swear off women?
(a) Looking at ancient writing.
(b) Collecting bones.
(c) Deciphering writing.
(d) Collecting stones.

3. The power of the Empire is derived from the infliction of pain on the ___________, a sign of victory over this group.
(a) Disobedient.
(b) Women.
(c) Enemy.
(d) Civilians.

4. With _________ men guarding the town, the magistrate assumes the leadership in town along with legal administration.
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Ten.

5. The magistrate finds out that one of the charges against him involves __________ irregularities.
(a) Account.
(b) Land.
(c) Food.
(d) Horse.

Short Answer Questions

1. The magistrate is doubtful of his ability to instill ______________ when excising his judicial duties.

2. The magistrate does not think his record in the imperial post would include a recollection of _______________.

3. The magistrate is in charge of new __________ which are being built at the same time as the farming begins.

4. _______________ barricade the gates in order to protect themselves from the approach of the barbarians.

5. What destroys wildlife and creates more opportunities for the desert to advance into the area?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Colonel Joll come to the town where the magistrate is now in control?

2. What happens when the magistrate shouts out in protest during some tortures?

3. What does the magistrate begin to believe about the consistency of the law as seen in the cases he has previously conducted?

4. What happens to the barbarians when they are locked up in their cells, according to the events the magistrate has witnessed?

5. What do the men who are digging the wells find when they are beginning the process of constructing new wells?

6. What does the Colonel do to the natives who have their cheeks wired and their wrists wired?

7. What does the magistrate learn about his status when he says he cannot be in power because he is awaiting trial?

8. What is the magistrate feeling regret about as he is settling into a new life of survival?

9. What are some of the hobbies that the magistrate goes back to after visiting and sleeping with Mai?

10. What does the magistrate advise the people of the town to do in order to make it through the winter?

(see the answer keys)

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