Journey to the East Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the unanimously observed rule of the group?

2. In Part I, who or what does the narrator meet at the riverside?

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

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

5. In Part II, what does H.H. say is the only important thing in his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part I, why does H.H. say it is his "destiny" to join in a great experience?

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

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

4. In Part II, what does H.H. say happens when he tries to think about the events of his journey?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leo is patient with H.H. yet remains distant. What reason does Leo give for this distancing? What does Leo say about understanding men? Who does he seem to prefer as his intimate companions? Why? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

In Part II many objects are listed as "irreplaceable" by H.H., such as passports and letters of credit. One stands out as the most important item. What is it and what significance does it seem to have? Where are some of the places the group believe this items is? What do you think the item represents to the men on the journey?

Essay Topic 3

After his encounter with Leo, H.H. says he felt foolish and lost, and that he wished to die.How does H.H. describe death? Has the meaning of death changed for him? Compare what he says about death. What helps him overcome his desire to die?

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