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. The Naqib of Baghdad, the religious leader of which branch of the Islamic faith, shares his discontent with Bell about the decisions of the British government regarding leadership within Syria following the war?
(a) Sunni.
(b) Alevi.
(c) Shiite.
(d) Yazidi.

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

3. Faisal and Bell spend much time together doing what activities to get the new king acclimated to his new country following his coronation?
(a) Shopping, touring, riding horses, and attending social events.
(b) Having meals, playing cards, riding horses, and swimming.
(c) Attending plays, listening to music, having meals, and riding horses.
(d) Giving speeches, attending classes, touring, and attending social events.

4. When Bell stops to visit the new ruler of Syria in September 1919, she learns he is lobbying for support where?
(a) Persia.
(b) U.S.
(c) England.
(d) France.

5. Cox enlists Bell's help in naming Arab Ministers, and Naqib accepts what position in the last part of 1920?
(a) Prime minister.
(b) Minister of war.
(c) Minister of finance.
(d) Minister of social welfare.

6. What is Bell's reaction to losing her trusted mentor in the summer of 1918?
(a) Deeply upset.
(b) Bedridden briefly from despair.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Mildly upset.

7. Which son of the Sharif Hussein does the British government select as the new ruler of Syria following the war?
(a) Zaid.
(b) Faisal.
(c) Abdullah,
(d) Yazidi.

8. Where is Bell's work receiving praise from in early 1917?
(a) Persian government.
(b) British government.
(c) Arab government.
(d) Mesopotamian government.

9. As Cox returns to Baghdad in Chapter 27, Bell is quick to share information about the uprisings and unrest among the people who are tired of waiting for what?
(a) An Arab ruler.
(b) A democratic government.
(c) A union of republican nations.
(d) A Egyptian ruler.

10. When she returns from her week away in the summer of 1918, Bell learns that Cox is leaving for which British consulate?
(a) Persia.
(b) Oman.
(c) Hordan.
(d) Syria.

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

12. In Chapter 22, following her rest in England, Bell stops in Cairo en route to Baghdad where she takes a meeting with which interior minister?
(a) General Clayton Gilbert.
(b) General Gerard Clayton.
(c) General Gilbert Clayton.
(d) General Clayton Gerard.

13. What does Bell do to manage her emotions at the start of 1921?
(a) Works extensively in museum in Tehran.
(b) Pours herself out to Cox.
(c) Buries herself in work.
(d) Communicates extensively bia letters to her family.

14. The weather is also a major obstacle for Bell in collecting military intelligence information as the intense heat prohibits what?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Proper attire for a lady.
(c) Midday work.
(d) Daytime work.

15. Following the peace conference in France, Bell meets which soldier during her trip to Baghdad, whom she notes will be useful in the future?
(a) Percy Jafar.
(b) Pasha Jafat.
(c) Joseph Potts.
(d) Jafar Pasha.

Short Answer Questions

1. Faisal is regal but cautious in his maneuvers in Iraq, a country he has what?

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

3. What about Churchill pleases Bell at the Cairo Conference of 1921?

4. Chapter 32 shows the burgeoning friendship between Faisal and Bell, upon whom the king has come to rely for what advice?

5. A few weeks following the presentation of her white paper in early 1921, Bell is one of which individuals that Winston Churchill summons for a meeting?

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