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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was it David-Neel's trip to Lhasa came about as a result of?
(a) "Certain favorable conditions."
(b) "A series of fortunate situations."
(c) "Certain peculiar circumstances."
(d) "Dangerous but favorable events."

2. When was it David-Neel initially entered Tibet?
(a) June 1910.
(b) June 1913.
(c) June 1911.
(d) June 1912.

3. The villagers in the outer regions of Tibet were forced to join a kind of militia but were called into service only for what?
(a) Perimeter security.
(b) Initial lines of defense.
(c) Necessary situations.
(d) Final lines of defense.

4. What was the term David-Neel used to describe the Tibetan prohibition of certain travelers?
(a) "Peculiar."
(b) "Absurd."
(c) "Understandable."
(d) "Disappointing."

5. What was the task of the lama that Yongden met when he went into the village to make evening purchases for David-Neel and himself?
(a) He kept a shrine.
(b) He kept a tabernacle.
(c) He kept a sacred garden.
(d) He kept a cemetery.

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

7. At the start of Chapter II, David-Neel and Yongden traveled in more densely inhabited areas and through several villages at what time?
(a) The very early morning.
(b) The early afternoon.
(c) Just prior to sunset.
(d) The mid-morning.

8. As David-Neel and Yongden ate one morning, a man they recognized approached from what group of individuals that gave them alms earlier?
(a) Religious leaders.
(b) Wealthy landowners.
(c) Village chiefs.
(d) Tibetan soldiers.

9. 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) Well past sunset.
(b) Just past sunset.
(c) Nearly midnight.
(d) Nearly sunset.

10. Which agency sent David-Neel on her 1910 expedition?
(a) The Ministry of Culture.
(b) The Ministry of Education.
(c) The Ministry of Defense.
(d) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

11. On the day after the blizzard cleared, how long did David-Neel and Yongden walk before they unexpectedly came upon a village?
(a) Roughly an hour after they started.
(b) About the time they usually took to hiding.
(c) Well before the time they usually took to hiding.
(d) Well past the time they usually took to hiding.

12. David-Neel described a stew prepared from what that she found disgusting but had to eat a bit of to avoid suspicion?
(a) Organs of animals.
(b) Scorpions and worms.
(c) Venomous snakes.
(d) Unskinned fishes.

13. The Dalai Lama was in exile in 1910 for what sort of troubles with a neighboring nation?
(a) "Religious."
(b) "Immigration."
(c) "Political."
(d) "Cultural."

14. Following the blizzard, how long did David-Neel and Yongden journey on the commonly used trail before they encountered anyone?
(a) 2 weeks.
(b) 3 days.
(c) 5 days.
(d) 1 week.

15. David-Neel and Yongden stayed near the border with what individual from whom they concealed their intent to enter Tibet?
(a) A farmer.
(b) A villager.
(c) A missionary.
(d) A shepherd.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1910, what was the neighboring nation that compelled the Dalai Lama's exile?

2. One night David-Neel and Yongden slept outside a village to pass through early the next day to avoid attention, but what happened?

3. What did David-Neel and Yongden eventually hear that alerted them that someone was approaching from behind them?

4. In Chapter III, David-Neel and Yongden moved along their journey, at times briefly having dropped their beggar disguises and doing what?

5. How was this incident where the pilgrim's legs were "cured" indicative of David-Neel and Yongden's approach to Tibetan spirituality?

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