Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After returning to London in 1889, Bell spends how long in social seasons without garnering any marriage proposals?
(a) Eighteen months.
(b) One year.
(c) Six months.
(d) Three years.

2. At age two, what is the name of the Middlesbrough home Bell and her family move to?
(a) Red Oaks.
(b) Reddington.
(c) Red River.
(d) Red Barns.

3. By the end of May, 1914, Bell is back in England where she receives a prestigious gold medal from whom?
(a) King George V.
(b) Royal Geographical Society.
(c) House of Commons.
(d) House of Lords.

4. When in 1911 does Bell again leave England for a trip to the East?
(a) January.
(b) April.
(c) February.
(d) March.

5. In a second trip, Bell comes dangerously close to losing her life on a climb up what rocky surface?
(a) Finsteraarhorn glacier.
(b) Langfjordjøkelen glacier.
(c) Salajekna glacier.
(d) Aletschgletscher glacier.

6. Why does Hugh Bell not deem Cadogan to be a fit suitor and refuse to consent to their marrying?
(a) He is not as bright as his daughter, feels she can do better.
(b) He feels their age difference will be a factor in an unhappy marriage.
(c) He is still in the university, feels he is too young.
(d) His family's financially embarrassing position in society.

7. These esteemed members that Bell meets are graduates from which institutions?
(a) Annapolis and Bombay.
(b) West Point and Princeton.
(c) Oxford and Harvard.
(d) Oxford and Cambridge.

8. Why is Bell active in this movement in 1908?
(a) She favors equal voting rights.
(b) Traditional Victorians favor segregating working and ruling classes.
(c) She resents male/female inequality.
(d) She values tradition; social movement is counter to her core Victorian beliefs.

9. On this 1905 trip, Bell encounters the Druze and is brought the sheik's what to initiate a professional friendship?
(a) Lodge.
(b) Palace.
(c) Tent.
(d) Caravan.

10. Chapter 8 finds Bell is active in which movement in England in 1908?
(a) Siffrage.
(b) Women's rights.
(c) Anti-union.
(d) Anti-suffrage.

11. In a trip across the desert, Bell spends months documenting and photographing what?
(a) Baghdad towers and treasures she finds in desert cities.
(b) The Arabian colosseum and treasures she finds in desert cities.
(c) Ancient ruins and treasures she finds in desert cities.
(d) Stonehenge and treasures she finds in desert cities.

12. Bell falls in love with which son of British Minister Frank Lascelles?
(a) Frederick.
(b) George.
(c) Charles.
(d) Billy.

13. At first, the men Bell meets at the start of Chapter 16 are cautious in their interactions with Bell, but she soon wins them over for what reasons?
(a) Her confidence and aggressiveness.
(b) Her accomplishments and aggressiveness.
(c) Her accomplishments and confidence.
(d) Her tenaciousness and composure.

14. What is complicating the British ability in gaining intelligence even a year after the start of the First World War?
(a) The British government in India and Egypt are fighting over territory.
(b) The British do not blend in with the indigenous people, culture,and religions.
(c) The British have been clashing with people in Middle East for centuries.
(d) The region has many languages, religions, cultural differences, and a lack of trust.

15. On her 1905 trip, what does Bell plan to study and observe so she can share her findings with the English?
(a) Bedouine and Byzantine ruins and the Roman and Druze people.
(b) Roman and Byzantine people and Bedouin and Druze ruins.
(c) Bedouine and Byzantine people and Roman and Druze ruins.
(d) Roman and Byzantine ruins and the Bedouin and Druze people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bell launches the first of many trips into the desert, taking along only which employees?

2. Bell was born on what date?

3. Bell finds herself back in the dreariness of England during which season in 1915 in Chapter 15?

4. What is suffering a decline in this country where Bell is in 1912 that draws her attention?

5. Which men does Bell meet at the British consul in Chapter 16?

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