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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 because of an accident.
(c) That character leaves the League.
(d) It is a link in a chain of disasterous events.

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

3. 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 brilliant purple cape with gold embroidery.
(d) A black fez with a red tassle and gold crescent.

4. What does H.H. say his belief is susceptible to in Part II?
(a) The persuasion of the leader.
(b) Many different opions.
(c) The success of the journey.
(d) The whims of his emotions.

5. At the beginning of Part II, where does the character leave the journey?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Morbio Inferiore.
(c) Bremgarten.
(d) Ofterdinger.

6. How does the narrator describe all the artists, poets, and musicians among the group in Part I?
(a) Distracting the group from their goal.
(b) The chief source of comfort for the group.
(c) Animated yet half-real, half-there.
(d) Gracious hosts at the feast in Zurich.

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

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

9. What is the unanimously observed rule of the group?
(a) Go to Africa and rescue a member from the Moors.
(b) Convert unbelievers along their journey,
(c) Pay homage to all the ancient places of the League.
(d) Preach their gospel to all they met.

10. How does the narrator describe his country at the end of the World War?
(a) It is full of saviors and prophets.
(b) It is settling into a democratic time.
(c) It is enjoying a new prosperity.
(d) It is under the rule of a strong dictator.

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

12. In Part II, what does H.H. say is the only important thing in his life?
(a) The love of Fatima.
(b) The Conquest of the Ottoman Empire.
(c) Writing his memoirs.
(d) The League's Journey East.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part II, what does H.H. say is very difficult for him to do?

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

3. What does the narrator say is in the East that disciples are traveling towards?

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

5. What does the narrator do at the end of his probation year in the League?

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