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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By March 1917, the British are in control of which location to which Cox summons Bell?
(a) Kabul.
(b) Baghdad.
(c) Tehran.
(d) Amman.

2. In the summer of 1920 after Bell informs him of what has been transpiring in his absence, Cox announces that which region is to be made an independent state ?
(a) Hordan.
(b) Oman.
(c) Mesopotamia.
(d) Persia.

3. Which of the King of Syria's brothers is the King of Iraq following the First World War?
(a) Zaid.
(b) Yazidi.
(c) Faisal.
(d) Abdullah.

4. Between Cairo and Baghdad, where does Bell make stops following her rest in England after the Paris Peace Conference?
(a) Amman and Sofia.
(b) Tehran and Islamabad.
(c) Ankara and Palestine.
(d) Palestine and Damascus.

5. Along which river does Bell brave wartime skirmishes and blistering heat to travel the area in search of information in Chapter 17?
(a) Nile.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Euphrates.
(d) Tigris.

6. What is the main purpose of her month-long trip with her beloved father before returning in the first half of 1920?
(a) To bolster his spirits following his wife's death.
(b) To escape political hostilities.
(c) To share his feelings about his wife refusing to leave him.
(d) To ffer support due to his declining career.

7. What about Churchill pleases Bell at the Cairo Conference of 1921?
(a) His management style.
(b) His witty charm.
(c) He switches from the Conservatives to Liberals in 1904.
(d) His professional interest.

8. Her spirits rise on October 31, 1918 when Bell learns that the Allies have signed an armistice with which nation?
(a) Austria-Hungary.
(b) Turkey.
(c) Germany.
(d) Italy.

9. Following the Paris Peace Conference, Bell returns to her home in England to takes a needed rest for how long?
(a) Six weeks.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) One month.
(d) A few months.

10. Which general does the British government instruct to appoint a new ruler of Syria once the war is over?
(a) General Allens.
(b) General Allentown.
(c) General Allenton.
(d) General Allenby.

11. Who is Bell's superior who is so upset about the memo Bell drafts late in 1919 regarding future possibilities?
(a) Arnold T. Wilson.
(b) Henry Cadogan.
(c) H. St. John Philby.
(d) Frank Lascelles.

12. Chapter 29 reveals what emotion filling Bell at the beginning of 1921?
(a) Apprehension.
(b) Calmness.
(c) Equanimity.
(d) Tranquility.

13. What is the title of Bell's white paper she publishes in January 1921?
(a) Review of the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia.
(b) Review of the Civil Administration of Persia.
(c) Review of the Civil Administration of Arabia.
(d) Review of the Civil Administration of Iraq.

14. Bell thrills to the possibility of defining a whole new country as she pores over her maps of which areas upon the conclusion of World War I?
(a) Persia, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, and Mesopotamia.
(b) Persia, Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, and India.
(c) Persia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Mesopotamia.
(d) Persia, Turkey, Syria, Kuwait, and Mesopotamia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Bell travel to France to take part in the Paris Peace Conference?

2. Initially functioning in an unofficial capacity that hinders her progress and status, Bell eventually becomes a full member of Cox's Political Staff of which unit?

3. The Arab government, in desperate need of financial assistance, is angry and unwilling to accept whose aid following the Paris Peace Conference?

4. in the spring of 1918, Bell works under the command of which acting civil commissioner during Cox's absence?

5. In Chapter 30, what is Bell's plan to get Faisal to the throne?

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