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

2. David-Neel and Yongden were unable to travel at night when they came into more inhabited country for what reason?

3. What did David-Neel note regarding the spelling of the Tibetan names in her book?

4. What pass did David-Neel and Yongden initially travel toward with two Chinese men hired to help carry their loads?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Yongden's response when he was approached to perform rites for someone who had died as Chapter I closed?

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

3. What transpired when David-Neel and Yongden were advised by a villager that a local official wanted to see them?

4. What did David-Neel note about her trek up the mountains on her initial visit in Tibet?

5. What was one concern David-Neel noted near the start of Chapter I that would follow her and Yongden during much of their journey, especially the initial half?

6. What did David-Neel note when she and Yongden arrived within the Dainshin province?

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

9. What were the gifts David-Neel asked of her parents as she grew up?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the author and Yongden created "a patch of snow" to conceal their presence when they retired for the night in the outdoors. What transpired when a traveling trader noticed their camouflage and queried of his companion regarding it?

Essay Topic 2

Ranked second in importance among the places David-Neel wished to see was the Jo Khang temple. Relate how she was able to gain entry without her disguise being revealed. Why was it pilgrims and others ventured there? What was it she discovered once inside?

Essay Topic 3

David-Neel lamented what "fun" she had to pass up several times due to their near proximity to the Tibetan border as they had to proceed quickly and undetected. Elaborate on those things the author wished she could have spent time at.

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