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

2. The magistrate is also accused of making a trip to inform the ___________________ about the campaign against them.
(a) Children.
(b) Army.
(c) Barbarians.
(d) Other settlements.

3. As the guards tighten the wires of the prisoners, they then force the prisoners to _____________ in the area where they are taken.
(a) March.
(b) Sit.
(c) Dance.
(d) Kneel.

4. ________________ Mandel want the magistrate to get back to work in the settlement, according to the story.
(a) Admiral.
(b) Policeman.
(c) General.
(d) Colonel.

5. The barbarians like to hide in the _________________ and wait for the soldiers to go away.
(a) Forest.
(b) Water.
(c) Huts.
(d) Mountains.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to make surviving tougher during this particular section of the book and the story?

2. The native girl, as she was tortured, turned into a creature who believes in ______________, only awaiting her end.

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

4. The power of the Empire is derived from the infliction of pain on the ___________, a sign of victory over this group.

5. The magistrate has misgivings about the native girl regretting his failure to _______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the barbarians inspire fear which eventually turns into paranoia?

2. What happens to the magistrate as a result of not having any activities to do during his captivity?

3. Why is the magistrate at odds with Mandel the policeman in the city where he is living?

4. What happens when the magistrate meets up with the warrant officer from the Third Bureau?

5. What does the magistrate learn when he finally gets through the gate in order to leave?

6. What is regarded as the only form of protection from the barbarians, causing the town to shift in terms of population and control?

7. What does the magistrate witness when he leaves the settlement and gets through the gate to get to the lakeside?

8. What does the magistrate think he might write down if he were to write a record of the imperial post?

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

10. What happens to the way the magistrate looks at the girl who he used to take pity on when she is tortured?

(see the answer keys)

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