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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who or what does H.H. say is the basis of his community in Part II?
(a) The League.
(b) The journey.
(c) The Bible.
(d) The Enlightenment.

2. In Part II, where does one man assert an important document is?
(a) In Leo's bag.
(b) In a protective leather pouch.
(c) In the Blue Pot.
(d) At the journey's end.

3. What is it that H.H. says a historian searches for in events?
(a) The relevance of the event.
(b) The center, the common standpoint.
(c) The truth.
(d) The importance of the matter.

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

5. What does the narrator do at the end of his probation year in the League?
(a) Pays his dues to become a full member.
(b) Dedicates his body and soul to the Journey East.
(c) Climbs the mystical mountain to study under the League leader.
(d) Chooses a life of poverty and prayer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does H.H. believe is the most memorable event in Part II?

2. What happens to H.H.'s first attempt to tell his story?

3. What is placed on the narrator as he is admitted into the League?

4. Who unexpectedly disappears from the journey as Part II opens?

5. In Part I, what does the narrator say world history often seems like?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part II, what is the confusion among the members over a missing document?

2. In Part I, what does H.H. say is characteristic of the journey?

3. What extraordinary thing happens to each member of the journey in Morbio Inferore?

4. Why do you think H.H. compares his journey to a comet?

5. In Part II, what does H.H. say is a well known human weakness about "things"?

6. Describe what happens to upset the journey members as Part II begins.

7. Why do you think H.H. says there was a leaning towards Easter religions after the World War?

8. In Part I, why does H.H. decide to try to write a description of his journey?

9. In Part I why does H.H. insist that other authors who claim to be members of the League and write travel diaries are not telling the truth?

10. Describe Leo's characteristics as put forth in Part II by H.H.

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