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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. What does H.H. says happens when he examines things too closely?
(a) They come into sharp relief.
(b) They become a heavy burden.
(c) They slip away and dissolve.
(d) THey are imprinted forever in his memory.

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

3. What does the narrator say is the one paradox that must be accepted?
(a) It is necessary to attempt the seemingly impossible.
(b) Life and death are inseparable.
(c) Love conquers all obstacles.
(d) A fool is wiser than the greatest king.

4. 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) The League's Journey East.
(d) Writing his memoirs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part I, where does the narrator say his happiness arises from?

2. In Part I, what does the narrator believe is his great fortune?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What spiritual advances does H.H. say occurs just after the World War?

4. 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?

5. Why does H.H. say that the journey servant, Leo, seems wiser than he appears?

6. What can be determined about H.H.'s mood as he begins his journey in Part I?

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

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. say it is his "destiny" to join in a great experience?

10. In Part II, what begins to happen to the unity of the journey members?

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