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

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

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

4. 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) Joseph Potts.
(b) Jafar Pasha.
(c) Percy Jafar.
(d) Pasha Jafat.

5. Bell's role in Cox's unit is to keep track of Ibn Saud and Ibn Rashid, as well as to monitor whose activities?
(a) German spies.
(b) Lebanese spies.
(c) Austrian-Hungarian spies.
(d) Turkish spies.

6. Faisal is eventually elected and his coronation is held when?
(a) November 24, 1921.
(b) August 23, 1921.
(c) October 31, 1921.
(d) December 25, 1921.

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

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) Turkish.
(b) French.
(c) U.S.
(d) British.

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

10. Bell meets up again with Lawrence at the Cairo Conference of 1921 and has what reaction?
(a) It dismays her.
(b) It annoys her.
(c) It pleases her.
(d) Indifference.

11. Where does Bell escort her father on a month-long trip in Chapter 25?
(a) South America.
(b) Arab countries.
(c) China.
(d) North America.

12. At home, following the war, Bell's family's business is suffering huge financial problems due to what?
(a) Strikes and rebellion against the Victorian social structure.
(b) Strikes and a depression hitting England after the war.
(c) Strikes and mismanagement while her father was ill.
(d) Strikes and political turmoil subsequent to the war.

13. The independent state Cox establishes in the summer of 1920 is to be subject to whose mandate?
(a) Arab States.
(b) Great Britain.
(c) U.S.
(d) France.

14. Chapter 32 shows the burgeoning friendship between Faisal and Bell, upon whom the king has come to rely for what advice?
(a) Both political and religious issues.
(b) Both political and mundane household issues.
(c) Both diplomatic and political issues.
(d) Both mundane household and personal issues.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The first matter of business Bell undertakes in Baghdad upon her return late in 1919 is to draft a report stating that what would be a possibility within a few years?

2. When she returns from her week away in the summer of 1918, Bell learns that Cox is leaving for which British consulate?

3. When Bell stops to visit the new ruler of Syria in September 1919, she learns he is lobbying for support where?

4. In assisting Cox in establishing a government, Bell feels that Faisal is the obvious choice for the position of emir for what reason?

5. As Chapter 32 concludes, Bell's plan for an independent Iraq stands where?

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