My Journey to Lhasa Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Tibet's chief religious leader only came to the Lhasa palace for ceremonies and lived mainly in one of several nearby lamaseries similar to what?

2. What did a stranger attempt to bargain for when he saw David-Neel and Yongden's open packs as they ate breakfast one morning?

3. What temple was the second most important place David-Neel wished to visit, as there she could view a statue of the Buddha that reportedly was from India?

4. The strange lama apparently recalled David-Neel from a previous time in Tibet, but as she did not recognize him she calmly conversed with him how long and was confident he would not report her?

5. Part of David-Neel's hair was still darkened with black ink when she took off her cap at the palace, and she had false black braids made from what animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did David-Neel describe the manner in which Asians approached respecting others who slept?

2. How did their encounter go with the first individuals David-Neel and Yongden came upon after they crossed the pass and Yongden had sustained his injury?

3. How did David-Neel describe what the Tibetans had lost in their separation from China?

4. In Chapter VI, why did Yongden stay for a long time inside a monastery while David-Neel remained outside?

5. Why was it David-Neel went to the rescue of a dog?

6. As she waited for Yongden outside a monastery, David-Neel took up the offer of a passing woman she met to spend the night at her home and was later particularly impressed for what reason?

7. What did David-Neel note about the maps of Tibet that she carried?

8. As she was unable to return before dark, how did David-Neel find the cave Yongden had remained in after is injury?

9. On the day David-Neel and Yongden left the earthen cave and Yongden stumbled on his improvised crutch past dark, how did they make their way into the structures David-Neel came upon by following a fence in the deep snow?

10. Why was it a cowman and his wife sought Yongden to perform rites for their dead son?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While Yongden was devout in his religious beliefs, he frequently combined it in a practical fashion when he approached daily situations. David-Neel and her adopted came upon an elderly couple whose goat that was carrying their luggage managed to run off. Examine how Yongden approached the matter to remedy the current as well potential associated problems.

Essay Topic 2

The pair adopted different responses to various events they encountered during the day as they approached what they believed would be their nocturnal crossing of the initial pass. Compare their responses. What were the similarities and the differences? How did each react to the others' approach?

Essay Topic 3

In the Foreword to My Journey to Lhasa, Tenzin Gyatso, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, noted that, "Its great merit is that it conveys the authentic flavor of Tibet as [Alexandra David-Neel] found it, described with affectionate humor." Identify and expound on various examples where this technique was employed by the author.

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