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 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.

2. Bell is in dire need of some time off in the summer of 1918 and leaves to go where for a week?
(a) Muscat.
(b) Tehran.
(c) Riyadh.
(d) Damascus.

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

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

5. in the spring of 1918, Bell works under the command of which acting civil commissioner during Cox's absence?
(a) Frank Lascelles.
(b) H. St. John Philby.
(c) Arnold T. Wilson.
(d) Gilbert Clayton.

6. In assisting Cox in establishing a government, Bell feels that Faisal is the obvious choice for the position of emir for what reason?
(a) He was ousted from his previous position by the French.
(b) He has the most experience and is held in high regard.
(c) He seems to be the most popular and in high regard by populace.
(d) He appears to be the most stable and intelligent candidate.

7. When does Chapter 26 open with no establishment of an Arab government in Iraq?
(a) March 1920.
(b) April 1920.
(c) May 1920.
(d) June 1920.

8. The son of the Sharif Hussein will rule with Arab governors and an Arab administration, but he will rule under whose supervision upon conclusion of the war?
(a) U.S.
(b) French.
(c) Turkish.
(d) British.

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

10. In Chapter 30, what is Bell's plan to get Faisal to the throne?
(a) Travel to Bucharest, gaining unanimous support en route.
(b) Travel to Baghdad, gaining unanimous support en route.
(c) Travel to Baghdad, gaining unanimous support prior to departure.
(d) Travel to Baghdad, gaining unanimous support on arrival.

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

12. The Arab government, in desperate need of financial assistance, is angry and unwilling to accept whose aid following the Paris Peace Conference?
(a) France.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Turkey.

13. While thriving on the work as a spy for England, Bell laments the lack of what?
(a) Family.
(b) Friends.
(c) Comfortable weather.
(d) Opportunity to explore ruins.

14. The end of World War I means a tough job ahead for a multitude of people in which nation Bell has been adopting?
(a) Syria.
(b) Iraq.
(c) Kuwait.
(d) Mesopotamia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what situation does Bell find herself in Chapter 24?

2. What is the main purpose of her month-long trip with her beloved father before returning in the first half of 1920?

3. Why does Bell leak some secret documents to an influential Arab nationalist in 1920?

4. At home, following the war, Bell's family's business is suffering huge financial problems due to what?

5. By March 1917, the British are in control of which location to which Cox summons Bell?

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