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

2. 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 Prince of the provinces.
(c) Terrible flooding.
(d) The Journey leader quits.

3. 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 under the rule of a strong dictator.
(c) It is settling into a democratic time.
(d) It is enjoying a new prosperity.

4. Who preserves the memory of Hohenstaufen?
(a) Bopfingen.
(b) The League Justice.
(c) The power of the crown gardians.
(d) Urach and Staufen.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the first amazing phenomenon the narrator sees in Part I's journey?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part II, does H.H. believe he can tell his story?

2. What is Morbio Inferiore?

3. How does H.H. describe his self-reflection at the end of Part II?

4. What does H.H. say happens to the overall mood of the journey at the beginning of Part II?

5. Who does H.H. compare his journey and its participants to in Part II?

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

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

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

9. What reason does H.H. give in Part I about readers of his memoirs not comprehending them?

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

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