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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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) Advocate for another member if they are courtmartialed.
(d) Die for the sake of the League.

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

5. What does the narrator say about Leo at the end of Part I?
(a) He is the holder of Solomon's Key.
(b) He probably knows more than the entire group.
(c) He is closer than a brother to the narrator.
(d) He is very unreliable.

6. What is H.H.'s hope as Part II ends?
(a) He will not despair over the loss of his memoirs.
(b) He will continue his story tomorrow.
(c) He will find the strength to continue his journey.
(d) He will be able to forgive the League.

7. What or who does H.H. wish to save in Part II?
(a) His faith.
(b) Some records of their great cause.
(c) The League's court decisions.
(d) The Count of Keyserling.

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

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

10. According to H.H., what does the disappearance of a particular member threaten?
(a) The value and meaning of everything, even life.
(b) The secrecy of the League.
(c) Leo's ability to perform magic.
(d) The future of the League.

11. Where does the group think they will go after they see the Goblin?
(a) To the Blue Pot.
(b) Continue their journey without interruption.
(c) Follow the Goblin to the signpost.
(d) To the safety of the valley.

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

13. What is the first amazing phenomenon the narrator sees in Part I's journey?
(a) Agramant fighting the League leader.
(b) The Child Savior showing the way east.
(c) Leo turning himself into a dog.
(d) Saint Christopher pointing to the left.

14. 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) Hazy memories that disappear like a mist.
(d) A mass of separate fragmentory pictures.

15. How is Leo described by H.H. in Part II?
(a) He is a thief.
(b) He is old and wise.
(c) He has a handsome face and good humor.
(d) He is no longer important to the journey.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to H.H., what must the historian do to allow meaning into a narrative?

2. What does H.H. says happens when he examines things too closely?

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

4. What leads to heated arguments within the group at the beginning of Part II?

5. Who or what occupies the narrator's thoughts the most on the journey in Part I?

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