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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bell falls in love with which son of British Minister Frank Lascelles?

2. What city do Bell and her caravan reach in Chapter 12?

3. Who are the children of Hugh Bell and Florence Olliffe?

4. Where does Bell visit with her stepmother's sister in 1889 to develop a social life?

5. A colleague where needs Bell's knowledge of the Arab countries and her map reading skills and calls for her in the second half of 1915?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bell come to meet an individual in Chapter 7 who later comes to be her mentor?

2. In Chapter 31, in what ways does Bell serve as Faisal's adviser?

3. What takes place in the autumn of 1924?

4. What does Bell do subsequent to the warning by the Turkish soldiers toward the end of January 1914?

5. What sort of family is Gertrude Bell born into?

6. Chapter 17 opens with Bell's relationship with Lawrence developing in what manner?

7. While successful academically, how is it Bell fails in Victorian society?

8. What does the biography find Bell doing at the end of Chapter 5?

9. What is among the purposes of Bell's trip in May 1914?

10. What does Bell do in March 1919?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Bell's role in the establishment of the Baghdad Archaeological Museum?

Essay Topic 2

How was Bell an ally of Lawrence of Arabia, which Wallach notes in the title of her biography of Bell?

Essay Topic 3

Why during the war was Bell happiest when she was on military missions in the Arab countries?

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