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Multiple Choice Questions

1. As David-Neel and Yongden progressed into Tibet, they were stopped by officials who briefly questioned and then detained them when?
(a) Frequently.
(b) Always.
(c) Infrequently.
(d) Never.

2. On the day David-Neel met the well-dressed man, they found where to sleep for the night?
(a) An abandoned shed in a distant field from a small village.
(b) An unused temple away from the path and village.
(c) A comfortable cave near a stream by a temple.
(d) A barn with a comfortable hayloft and a nearby pond.

3. How was this incident where the pilgrim's legs were "cured" indicative of David-Neel and Yongden's approach to Tibetan spirituality?
(a) They believed all mystical elements and saw none as superstition.
(b) They believed two mystical elements but saw remainder as superstition.
(c) They believed no mystical elements and saw all as superstition.
(d) They believed some mystical elements but saw others as superstition.

4. The morning after David-Neel's encounter with a well-dressed man, she lost and frantically looked for what before she found it?
(a) Her cups.
(b) Her small compass.
(c) Her plates.
(d) Her forks and spoons.

5. What ruse did David-Neel use to conceal her crossing with Yongden at the border into Tibet without her two Chinese servants knowing?
(a) She sent them on separate errands, then crossed in their absence.
(b) She paid them as if they had arrived, then crossed when they left.
(c) She waited until they slept, then crossed without their knowing.
(d) She sent them on a joint errand, then crossed in their absence.

6. The Introduction to My Journey to Lhasa provided the background for which of David-Neel's historic treks into remote Asia?
(a) Her 4th trek.
(b) Her 6th trek.
(c) Her 5th trek.
(d) Her 3rd trek.

7. As Chapter II ended, how did David-Neel salute an official after he gave Yongden a coin when she begged for alms?
(a) She put out her tongue as far as she could extend it.
(b) She put her arms in the air and chanted a traditional prayer.
(c) She knelt on both knees and touched her face to the ground.
(d) She put her hand on the official's head and wished him prosperity.

8. The Dalai Lama had heard of David-Neel's scholarship in what field before they met?
(a) Tibetan customs.
(b) Tibetan history.
(c) Tibetan government.
(d) Tibetan religion.

9. What did David-Neel note regarding the spelling of the Tibetan names in her book?
(a) She spelled them in modern French.
(b) She spelled them in Old English.
(c) She spelled them in modern Tibetan.
(d) She spelled them phonetically.

10. What did the wealthy woman traveling by horse and with several servants question David-Neel and Yongden about?
(a) Whether they were Dokpas.
(b) Whether they were Gompchen.
(c) Whether they were Ladki.
(d) Whether they were Philings.

11. David-Neel was alarmed when a villager who stopped to share food noticed her pale hands and remarked they were like what?
(a) A white flower.
(b) Fresh snow.
(c) The moon.
(d) A philing's.

12. Whom did David-Neel identify as having carried a concealed revolver on the journey to Lhasa?
(a) Only David-Neel.
(b) Only Yongden.
(c) Neither David-Neel or Yongden.
(d) Both herself and Yongden.

13. Militia members were issued guns inferior to those of the regular Tibetan soldiers who were all from within what area?
(a) Lhasa.
(b) Amdo.
(c) Qinghai.
(d) Kham.

14. David-Neel and Yongden feared they might meet someone on the path near this unique village, so they hid in the forest until when?
(a) Nearly midnight.
(b) Nearly sunset.
(c) Well past sunset.
(d) Just past sunset.

15. What river did David-Neel and Yongden initially follow on their trek?
(a) The Indus.
(b) The Ba.
(c) The Arun.
(d) The Mekong.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did David-Neel and Lama Yongden pose themselves as to enter Tibet undetected?

2. In Chapter III, Yongden and David-Neel continued on toward Lhasa and used what as their story?

3. To what location was David-Neel sent on an expedition in 1910?

4. On the day after the blizzard cleared, how long did David-Neel and Yongden walk before they unexpectedly came upon a village?

5. How did Yongden respond to David-Neel's admonishment after they left the village for having drawn so much attention with his actions?

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