Education of a Wandering Man Test | Final 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. When did Kumarajiva reach China?

2. How much did Singapore Charlie weigh?

3. When was it said that paper was invented?

4. On the U.S.S. Boise returning from France, where was the boy from who fascinated L'Amour with tales of his experiences in Burma and India?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Nalanda University?

2. Who was Billy Dixon?

3. When L'Amour began his writing career, how did he write?

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

5. After World War II when L'Amour was living in Los Angeles, where would L'Amour often go?

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

7. Once L'Amour could no longer find the books he wanted in library, where did he have to find books?

8. Why did L'Amour believe he should have known better when he thought the U.S.S. Boise would get him home in 4-4 ½ days?

9. Describe the brother and sister L'Amour met in Shanghai.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 11, L'Amour proposed that only someone who had learned much could appreciate his ignorance. Discuss why only someone who had learned much could appreciate his ignorance.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 4, L'Amour began riding the rails with other hobos. Compare and contrast some of the men L'Amour met when riding the rails.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 4, L'Amour commented that all men look, but few can see. Discuss what L'Amour meant by that comment.

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