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

2. What was the term David-Neel used to describe the Tibetan prohibition of certain travelers?

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?

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

5. The morning after Yongden declined, the lama found him again, but this time David-Neel was there and what happened?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the circumstances surrounding Yongden and David-Neel having stopped for tea in the village of Wabo. What reasons did the author provide for why they "ought never to have conceived of" resting for tea and letting their guard down?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Access to Tibet was prohibited to foreigners at the time of David-Neel's journey to Lhasa. As the author was a Frenchwoman and not Tibetan, she approached this ban in a variety of ways in order to evade deportation. Evaluate the techniques that she employed throughout this trip and their comparative effectiveness.

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