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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. David-Neel and Yongden agreed to trade what in exchange for cheese the stranger who spied their open packs had?
2. David-Neel and Yongden eventually reached what type of marker placed at summits and passes to identify the path?
3. This pageant, described at the end of Chapter VII, was a grand procession that included trumpets, some of which were how many feet long and borne on the shoulders of several men?
4. How many men did David-Neel describe marching in file in the wonderful spectacle that concluded her visit to Lhasa?
5. On the night David-Neel had returned to their shelter near the fence, she awoke and imagined she heard what?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. In Chapter IV, how did David-Neel describe a river that she and Yongden had to cross, but had missed a bridge over it earlier?
3. At the end of Chapter VI, which two women did David-Neel describe she met near the Kha Karpo?
4. How did Yongden depart the monastery where he met a monk who came from the region where Yongden's great-grandfather had been a lama?
5. How did David-Neel depict the temperature as she and Yongden embarked at the beginning of Chapter V?
6. Why did David-Neel describe it as "a happy inspiration" when she chose the start of the year for her stay in Lhasa?
7. How did David-Neel describe Tibetan beds?
8. How was it David-Neel initially described the palace in Lhasa?
9. How did David-Neel describe the manner in which Asians approached respecting others who slept?
10. As she was unable to return before dark, how did David-Neel find the cave Yongden had remained in after is injury?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout her book David-Neel revealed her inclinations toward the Buddhist religion, yet also related she was "of a somewhat scientific turn of mind" when it came to proving matters. Further, she frequently found herself smiling at some of the religious beliefs Yongden held. Compare how she balanced her religious with her practical perspectives.
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
The author explained in the Introduction how her trip to Lhasa came about due to a number of peculiar circumstances. Examine the various factors that resulted in David-Neel's trek into Tibet. How did each factor in?
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