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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does H.H. describe his demeanor in Part II?
(a) He is restless.
(b) He becomes angry and sullen.
(c) He has feelings of sadness and doubt.
(d) He becomes determined to succeed.

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

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

6. What is the narrator's life-goal?
(a) To capture a magical snake.
(b) To understand the "Tao".
(c) To win the love of Princess Fatima.
(d) To travel with Roland.

7. Who unexpectedly disappears from the journey as Part II opens?
(a) Max.
(b) Lukas.
(c) Leo.
(d) Othmar.

8. In Part I, where does the narrator say his happiness arises from?
(a) Arriving at the King of Siam's colony and feasting with him.
(b) The freedom to experience everything simultaneously.
(c) Being able to see the Sun Mountains.
(d) Meeting Mozrt and hearing him play.

9. In Part I, how does the narrator describe encounters with different parties?
(a) Different parties are very secretive.
(b) Parties ban together for the rest of the journey.
(c) As difficult and confusing.
(d) As pleasant, festive days.

10. What time of year does H.H. recall in Part II?
(a) Summer/Bacchus Festival.
(b) Autumn/October.
(c) Easter/Spring.
(d) Winter/Christmas.

11. According to H.H., what must the historian do to allow meaning into a narrative?
(a) Remain as true to the actual events as possible.
(b) Provide a common thread of knowlege for all of history.
(c) Create realistic scenes with vivid imagery.
(d) Invent units, heroes, nations, and ideas.

12. What or who does H.H. say historical events happen to?
(a) The future.
(b) The victors.
(c) The participants.
(d) The nameless.

13. What impression do most people have of the League?
(a) It is a league of wonderous judges.
(b) It is one of many newly blossomed cults.
(c) It is the secret protectors of Christian artifacts.
(d) It is an ancient group of mystics.

14. At the beginning of Part II, who or what else is missing?
(a) Food needed for the rest of the journey.
(b) Other things from everyone.
(c) Instructions from the League Court.
(d) Orders from the Caliph.

15. In Part I, what does the narrator say that several other authors claim?
(a) They have give accurate descriptions of the East.
(b) They have traveled the world.
(c) They are experts in archeology.
(d) They are brothers of the League

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it that H.H. says a historian searches for in events?

2. How does the narrator describe all the artists, poets, and musicians among the group in Part I?

3. At the beginning of Part II, where does the character leave the journey?

4. In Part II, what does H.H. say he would willing exchange his belief for?

5. How does the narrator describe the times early in Part I?

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