Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: The Khatun, Chapters 33, 34, 35 and 36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Janet Wallach shows Bell is more comfortable in the company of men, noting it is probably as a result of what?
(a) Her unhesitant insistence to approach them as equals.
(b) Her extremely close relationship with her father.
(c) Her mother dying young and her civil, but distant, relations with stepmother.
(d) Her particularly close relationship with her brother.

2. Bell learns that the Turks, upset over failure to sign a peace treaty with Britain and France, are embracing what in 1920?
(a) Hungarian propoganda.
(b) Tibetan propaganda.
(c) Bolshevik propaganda.
(d) Bohemian propoganda.

3. Chapter 5 finds Bell traveling to Jerusalem in what month and year?
(a) September 1899.
(b) December 1888.
(c) November 1899.
(d) July 1899.

4. Who will Lawrence one day comes to be known as?
(a) Lawrence of Arabia.
(b) Lawrence of Palestine.
(c) Lawrence of Lebanon.
(d) Lawrence of Syria.

5. What especially pleases Bell regarding the group at the Cairo Conference of 1921?
(a) They feel Iraq shoul align with other Arab states.
(b) They feel government with Bolshevik leanings is best for Iraq.
(c) They feel a strong monarchial empire is best for Iraq.
(d) They feel Faisal should be Iraq's new king.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which son of the Sharif Hussein does the British government select as the new ruler of Syria following the war?

2. Bell finds herself meeting members of which esteemed group in Chapter 7?

3. Once Faisal is set on the throne, Bell turns her attention to romantic thoughts of Cornwallis, the personal adviser to the king and what in the ministry of the interior?

4. The weather is also a major obstacle for Bell in collecting military intelligence information as the intense heat prohibits what?

5. What does Wallach describe as thrilling Bell in Chapter 23?

(see the answer key)

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