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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the beginning of Part II, how does H.H. say the character's disappearance came about?
(a) That character has an emergency at home.
(b) It is a link in a chain of disasterous events.
(c) It is because of an accident.
(d) That character leaves the League.

2. What happens to H.H.'s first attempt to tell his story?
(a) He is too sad to remember the events.
(b) He loses his journal.
(c) He is brought to a halt by a single, small episode.
(d) He believes the journey is not worth remembering.

3. 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 chance to go home.
(c) A chance to converse with Siddhartha.
(d) A more hopeful belief.

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

5. In Part I, what holds up the journey's progress in a small provincial town?
(a) The Journey leader quits.
(b) The Prince of the provinces.
(c) Terrible flooding.
(d) The opposition of Saturn and the moon.

6. What doubts do H.H.'s memory of the journey and participants of the World War share?
(a) Whether their story is worth telling.
(b) Whether others care what happened to them.
(c) Whether or not they really experienced it.
(d) Whether they will ever forget.

7. In Part II, another person on the journey claims what about certain writings?
(a) They are understood only by League members.
(b) They are writings in French and Hebrew.
(c) They are original characters known only by the master.
(d) They are important German writings.

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

9. What does the Leader say about "grace" in Part I?
(a) It is not recognized by common people.
(b) Once found it cannot be lost.
(c) It is regained by repentance.
(d) It cannot be bought.

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

11. In Part II, how does H.H. describe what everything has become to him?
(a) Clear images reflected in a mirror.
(b) Nightmares that keep him from falling asleep.
(c) A mass of separate fragmentory pictures.
(d) Hazy memories that disappear like a mist.

12. Mohamed's coffin is believed to hold what magical power?
(a) One can rise one freely into the air.
(b) One will gain the power to speak to animals.
(c) One receives the ability to judge all men righteously.
(d) One gains immediate entrance into paradise.

13. What does the narrator's vow to the League forbid him to do?
(a) Disclose anything about the League.
(b) Communicate anything about his personal experiences.
(c) Die for the sake of the League.
(d) Advocate for another member if they are courtmartialed.

14. In Part I, what does the narrator realize about the Journey East?
(a) It is a procession of believers moving towards the East.
(b) It is a long and difficult journey.
(c) It is a single pilgrmage.
(d) It brings full enlightment to each traveler.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part II, where does one man assert an important document is?

2. How far has the journey traveled as Part II begins?

3. Who does the narrator meet in Part I and love immediately?

4. In Part II, what does H.H. say most historians want to do?

5. In Part I, how does the narrator describe encounters with different parties?

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