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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In California in the 1920s, how long was a boxing bout?
(a) 6 rounds.
(b) 3 rounds.
(c) 5 rounds.
(d) 4 rounds.

2. What book did L'Amour review that began his study of Africa?
(a) Out of Africa.
(b) The Africa Background Outlined.
(c) How I Found Livingstone.
(d) Through the Dark Continent.

3. What was L'Amour's first motion picture?
(a) Rebel Without a Cause.
(b) Rear Window.
(c) Searchers.
(d) East of Sumatra.

4. Who was one of the millionaires of the Comstock Lode that L'Amour said walked into Virginia City broken and left with $200 million?
(a) Peter O'Riley.
(b) Pat McLaughlin.
(c) John Mackay.
(d) Emanuel Penrod.

5. At what distance did Billy Dixon shoot an Indian off his horse?
(a) ⅞ of a mile.
(b) 1/2 a mile.
(c) 1 mile.
(d) 3/4 of a mile.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did L'Amour believe that a half-caste brother and sister he met in Shanghai died?

2. In what desert did L'Amour believe that the remains of an ancient civilization might be discovered?

3. How wide was the Hole-in-the-Wall in Wyoming?

4. How many short stories had L'Amour written when his first novel was published?

5. How old was Fa-hien when he died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the plot of L'Amour's story "The Walking Drum"?

2. What did L'Amour remember about reading one cold night in Paris?

3. How was L'Amour first able to learn the stories from Iran's great Book of Kings?

4. What were some social activities that were popular in the West?

5. Why did L'Amour say that the western pioneers were select people?

6. How did L'Amour believe that young people who loitered in the streets or gathered in gangs could find their way in the world?

7. What was L'Amour's experience at Weepah?

8. Why didn't L'Amour ever work on a story with anyone?

9. Why was L'Amour impressed by the memories of Arabs during the Middle Ages?

10. What was Nalanda University?

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