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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the deserter wish to do some time later?
(a) Write his memoirs for publication.
(b) Expose the League's secrets.
(c) Be forgiven and rejoin the League.
(d) Gain the confidence of the League Speaker.

2. In Part I, what is Longus doing in "the wood"?
(a) Playing with two white dogs.
(b) Meditating with Leo.
(c) Writing Greek and Hebrew.
(d) Carving his enchantment flute.

3. In Part I, who or what does the narrator meet at the riverside?
(a) A talking peacock.
(b) Mermaids.
(c) Charles the Great.
(d) Puss 'n Boots.

4. What does H.H. say has exaggerated value in Part II?
(a) Lukas' description of the World War.
(b) A missing document.
(c) The success of the journey.
(d) The power of the League.

5. What leads to heated arguments within the group at the beginning of Part II?
(a) Whether or not to continue the journey.
(b) The leader's inablilty to gain the group's confidence.
(c) H.H.'s very bad temper.
(d) The possible loss of an important document.

6. In Part II, what does H.H. say most historians want to do?
(a) Portray only what they want to remember.
(b) Portray events sincerely.
(c) Portray events as they see them.
(d) Portray only what is important to them.

7. In Part II, what does H.H. say he would willing exchange his belief for?
(a) A chance to see the Christ child.
(b) A more hopeful belief.
(c) A chance to go home.
(d) A chance to converse with Siddhartha.

8. What is the deserter relieved of by the Speaker in Part I?
(a) His personal journal.
(b) His vow of silence.
(c) His cloak.
(d) His prayer book.

9. How far has the journey traveled as Part II begins?
(a) Through half of Europe and a portion of the Middle Ages.
(b) Beyond the Alps into Ancient Macedonia.
(c) Almost to the Pyramids of Egypt.
(d) To the woods of Lindhorst.

10. What does H.H. believe is the most memorable event in Part II?
(a) Their arrival in Italy.
(b) Leo's disappearance.
(c) The disspersion of the League.
(d) The death of the leader.

11. What is placed on the narrator as he is admitted into the League?
(a) A simple brown robe with a cowl.
(b) The League ring is placed on his finger.
(c) A black fez with a red tassle and gold crescent.
(d) A brilliant purple cape with gold embroidery.

12. How does H.H. describe certain articles in Part II?
(a) As precious tokens of their journey.
(b) As seemingly indispensable things.
(c) As meaningless ornaments of the world.
(d) As proofs that the League existed.

13. What do the officials instruct the narrator to do once he is a member of the League?
(a) Fast for forty days to prove he is worthy of the task before him.
(b) Stand vigil over the sacred book for one full day and night.
(c) Attach himself to a group of ten people en route to the expidition.
(d) Meditate and prepare his body and soul to accept the Tao.

14. In Part I, what does the narrator believe is his great fortune?
(a) To belong to the League.
(b) To be a gifted writer.
(c) To find a rare map.
(d) To inherit a modest fortune.

15. In Part One, who does the narrator quote as saying, "Where are we really going"?
(a) The League novitiates.
(b) Leo.
(c) The poet Novalis.
(d) The narrator.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who preserves the memory of Hohenstaufen?

2. At the beginning of Part II, who or what else is missing?

3. Where does the group think they will go after they see the Goblin?

4. What does the narrator's vow to the League forbid him to do?

5. How is Leo described by H.H. in Part II?

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