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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. Outer regions felt animosity toward Tibet's government, so if better armed and organized it was feared they would not submit to the rule of what area?
(a) Lhasa.
(b) Qinghai.
(c) Amdo.
(d) Kham.

2. Yongden's success at "curing" the pilgrim's legs made him a bit of a what in the next village?
(a) Celebrity.
(b) Obscurity.
(c) Stooge.
(d) Nonentity.

3. 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 plates.
(b) Her small compass.
(c) Her cups.
(d) Her forks and spoons.

4. As a guest of the Tibetan lama, David-Neel was provided access to what?
(a) The Potala.
(b) Religious texts.
(c) Gompa.
(d) Nagspa.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Yongden told David-Neel he thought the well-dressed man saw she was a lama and so saluted her, but she began to wonder what?

2. Who went with David-Neel over the gorge as ferrymen pulled them by a towline which broke and left them suspended over the ravine?

3. Following the blizzard, how long did David-Neel and Yongden journey on the commonly used trail before they encountered anyone?

4. Whom did David-Neel identify as having carried a concealed revolver on the journey to Lhasa?

5. As David-Neel and Yongden ate one morning, a man they recognized approached from what group of individuals that gave them alms earlier?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was it Alexandra David-Neel wrote she craved to do as a young child?

2. What event that David-Neel described as both "comical" and "unpleasant" transpired when she dyed her hair with Chinese ink to complete her disguise?

3. How did David-Neel describe she was able to meet the Dalai Lama?

4. One morning as she filled her bowl at the river, David-Neel heard Yongden being approached by a peasant who inquired of him what three questions asked at every encounter?

5. How did David-Neel describe the scenery of the Nu Valley?

6. What did David-Neel initially discover when she crossed the pass into Tibet for the first time?

7. Where had David-Neel traveled in Tibet prior to her journey into Lhasa?

8. Toward the end of Chapter I David-Neel and Yongden found a cave one night near the road for shelter from possible snow, and David-Neel arranged for fuel for a fire in what manner?

9. Why were David-Neel and Yongden advised by a local man to go to the Pedo monastery?

10. What did David-Neel describe as she opened in Chapter I?

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