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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. What did David-Neel study as a young woman?

2. To what location was David-Neel sent on an expedition in 1910?

3. In Chapter III, David-Neel and Yongden moved along their journey, at times briefly having dropped their beggar disguises and doing what?

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

5. Yongden's success at "curing" the pilgrim's legs made him a bit of a what in the next village?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why was it David-Neel had never previously entertained the thought of going to Lhasa on her earlier treks into Tibet?

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

8. How did David-Neel note this departure into Tibet differed from some of her earlier experiences?

9. As David-Neel and Yongden approached the Pedo monastery, what transpired?

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

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

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 3

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.

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