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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. As David-Neel and Yongden traveled farther, they were more sure of being taken as pilgrims and stayed with whom instead of in forests?

2. What attitude did Yongden display after "curing" the pilgrim's legs and after he was sought in the next village to predict fortunes and other tricks?

3. How was it David-Neel managed to meet the Dalai Lama?

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

5. The Dalai Lama had heard of David-Neel's scholarship in what field before they met?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. Why did the locals use the phrase "Vulture's Cemetery" to describe the highest peak in the Kha Karpo range?

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

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

8. What did David-Neel immediately describe at the opening of Chapter II?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

David-Neel and Yongden ran into a number of difficulties as they were not inclined to merely follow main routes in the daytime and risk drawing attention. Identify methods they employed to accomplish this. Address specific instances where the pair encountered problems that hindered their progress undetected and how they approached them.

Essay Topic 2

The author's primary goal upon reaching Lhasa was the Dalai Lama's palace, the Potala. Expound on how David-Lee was able to gain entry. What did she discover once inside? What was her reaction?

Essay Topic 3

Assess what David-Neel witnessed the week that led up to the "Tibetan scapegoat" being sent off. Address what the role of the Lus kong kyi gyalpo was. How was the volunteer selected for the position? How did he exercise his responsibility?

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