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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. Yongden cast what in the air to catch and consult prophets before he told the pilgrims that ahead they would come across a roadside shrine?
(a) Marbles.
(b) Coins.
(c) Gems.
(d) Pebbles.

2. 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 Ladki.
(c) Whether they were Gompchen.
(d) Whether they were Philings.

3. At a river gorge in Tsawa, one crossed with what that was hung from a line secured to the sides of the ravine?
(a) A large basket.
(b) A loop of leather.
(c) A net sack.
(d) A wooden barrel.

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

5. Once at the shrine, the pilgrims were instructed by Yongden to remain for how long, walking around it daily as they recited prayers?
(a) Two days.
(b) Three days.
(c) Four days.
(d) Five days.

Short Answer Questions

1. While David-Neel was a guest of the lama, the instability within Tibet had driven out which nation?

2. David-Neel and the other passenger hung suspended over the gorge until one of the ferrymen did what?

3. The man David-Neel and Yongden shared their morning meal with invited them to spend that night at his home located where?

4. Yongden belonged to a sect that did not recognize superstitious beliefs, so what was his course?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What frightened David-Neel and Yongden at the opening of Chapter III?

2. As Chapter II ended, David-Neel was inspired to ease the tension in an encounter with an official, and called out for alms as a Tibetan beggar which did what?

3. When David-Neel and Yongden reached the Tondo-la Pass, why did they pitch their tent for the first time since leaving Yunnan?

4. How did David-Neel describe travel in Tibet as she approached the pass called Tong la?

5. It was only a short distance from Aben to Lhakang-ra, and David-Neel and Yongden did not want to be seen at the latter locale, so what did they do?

6. How did David-Neel describe the initial encounter she and Yongden had with others on their trek within Tibet?

7. When David-Neel and Yongden came down from the pass called Tong la, what did she learn about the river she found in front of her?

8. Why was it David-Neel was not altogether unfamiliar with Tibet when she went on a research expedition to the East in 1910?

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

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

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